The city of Marquette is located on the southern shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Marquette is the county seat of Marquette County. With a population of 21,335, Marquette is the Upper Peninsula’s largest community and serves as the regional center for education, health care, recreation, and retail. Additionally, Marquette is a major port on Lake Superior, primarily for shipping iron ore. Among the largest employers in Marquette are Northern Michigan University, the Marquette School System, Marquette General Hospital, Marquette Branch Prison, and Pioneer Surgical Technology.
In 1845, Jackson Mining Company, the first organized mining company in the region, was formed. The village of Marquette began in 1849, with the formation of a second iron concern, called the Marquette Iron Company. During the 1850s, Marquette was linked by rail to numerous mines and became the leading shipping center of the Upper Peninsula. In the late 19th century, during the height of iron mining, Marquette became nationally known as a summer haven. Visitors traveled to Marquette by Great Lakes passenger steamships and filled the city's hotels and resorts. The village of Marquette was incorporated in 1859, and later incorporated as a city in 1871. South of the city, K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base was an important Air Force installation, particularly during the Cold War. The air force base closed in 1995 and is now the county's Sawyer International Airport.
Reports of asbestos exposure at many job sites in Marquette, Michigan have been confirmed. Accordingly, workers from those particular job sites are noted as having an increased risk for developing an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma cancer. Mesothelioma lawyers may be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Marquette.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Marquette
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Marquette where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- City Power Plant
- Cliffs Dow Chemical Company
- Interstate Heating & Plumbing
- James Pendill
- Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad Company
- Marquette City Presque Isle Railway
- Mass. Consolidated Mining Company
- Munising Wood Products Company
- Northern Michigan University
- Pioneer Iron Company
- Presque Island Power Plant
- Sawyer Air Force Base
- Soo Line Railroad
- Upper Peninsula Power Company
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Marquette, Michigan
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Marquette, Michigan. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.
Marquette General Cancer Center
Marquette General Health System
580 West College Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
Distance: 0.0 miles
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Marquette, Michigan
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Michigan, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.
Asbestos Related News in Michigan
Co-sponsored legislation has been proposed to create a national registry to monitor cancer diagnosis in firefighters. Read more about this important legislation at Mesothelioma.com.
The City of Detroit is using a $4.5 million grant to prepare inmates for jobs in removing asbestos from buildings owned by the city.