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Lockport, New York

The City of Lockport, New York, is located approximately 18 miles east of Niagara Falls. The Erie Canal passes through the city over a series of step locks that gives Lockport its name. Although the canals are no longer used for commercial transport, in the summer months history cruises run daily through the double locks built in 1918. The original 1825 "Flight of Five" locks, which run parallel to the double locks, are now used only as spillways, but may be restored as historical attractions. Other local attractions include underground boat and cave tours, a marina, antique shops and art galleries.

The original settlers of Lockport belonged to the Society of Friends, or Quakers. Speculating that the Erie Canal would likely be routed through the property, the Friends bought and cleared the land in 1816 and built a meeting house and homesteads.  The locks were completed in 1825, and many of the Irish and Scottish canal workers remained in Lockport. In 1840, the village had tanneries, flour and cotton mills, a glass works, cooperage and numerous small businesses. In 1860, the Holly Manufacturing Company began producing fire pumps, and provided fire protection systems for the city before closing in 1904. Lockport was formally incorporated in 1865. The early 20th century brought new industry, with Simonds Saw & Steel Company and Harrison Radiator Corporation opening plants in Lockport. Harrison Radiator became a division of General Motors in 1918, and then of Delphi Corporation. With GM's emergence from bankruptcy in 2009, Harrison is once again a GM company. Simonds Saw & Steel sold their plant in 1978 to a Pennsylvania company, which closed the Lockport property in 1983. Part of the site is now occupied by an Allegheny Ludlum specialty metals plant. In recent years, Lockport has actively worked at preserving its historical sites and developing tourism.

Lockport has a long history of manufacturing in industries known for their use of asbestos-containing materials, putting workers at risk for mesothelioma. We have identified numerous sites where asbestos exposure has occurred. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Lockport at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Lockport, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Lockport

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Lockport where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Akron Soap Company
  • America Dist. Steam Company
  • American District Steam Company
  • Domtar Industries Inc
  • Dusault Foundry
  • Fiber Corp Plant
  • General Motors Corp
  • Harrison Radiator Div Gmc
  • Holly Manufacturing Company
  • Lockport Chemical Company Inc.
  • Lockport Light Heat and Power Company
  • Lockport Memorial Hospita
  • Michigan Oven
  • New Louden Packing Company
  • Norton Lab
  • Simonds Saw and Steel Company
  • Towne Industrial/Harrison Radiators
  • Traders Paper Company
  • United Board & Carton Corp
  • United Indurated Fibre Brick Company
  • Upson Company
  • Vincennes Packing Corporation
  • WUSJ

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Lockport, New York

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Lockport, New York. 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.

Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263

Distance: 21.6 miles

Wilmot Cancer Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 704
Rochester, NY 14642

Distance: 54.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Lockport, New York

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Lockport, New York. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Sai Yendamuri
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263

Distance: 21.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Lockport, New York

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in New York, 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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