Located near the center of the state of Missouri, Moberly is almost equidistant between St. Louis and Kansas City. Since its earliest days as a booming railroad crossroads, Moberly has offered a mix of city and country life. Along with the railroads, the Moberly area was rich in coal, which contributed to the economic growth. While Moberly is still a "railroad town" with Norfolk/Southern freights from Kansas City, Chicago, and St. Louis moving in and out of the Moberly Yards, it boasts a diversified industrial and retail base and serves as a shopping and services hub for the counties surrounding Randolph County.
In 1866, Moberly was established as a product of a railroad land auction. With the connection of the Chariton and Randolph Railroad at Moberly, the North Missouri Railroad Company began a tradition of railroading in the county which lasts to this day. In 1873, the Wabash engine shops were built and the town sprang from the prairie, as if by magic, earning Moberly the nickname "The Magic City". Moberly is notable for developing one of the first two rural fiber optic parks in the United States, taking advantage of communications technology developed by Southwestern Bell Telephone. Some of Moberly's top employers include Norfolk/Southern Corporation, DURA Automotive, Everlast, Allegiance Health Care, and Associated Electric.
Moberly, Missouri's lengthy manufacturing and industrial history places the city in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. If you were exposed to asbestos in Moberly, you may benefit by seeking counsel from an asbestos attorney.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Moberly
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Moberly where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Bell Telephone Company
- Belzer Appliance Company
- Brown Shoe Company
- Medium Security Prison
- Moberly Gas and Electric Company
- Moberly Light and Power Company
- Moberly Power Plant
- Soloman L D Boiler Repair
- Thomas Hill Power Plant
- Weges Sheet Metal
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Moberly, Missouri
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Missouri, 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.
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