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Oneonta, New York

The city of Oneonta, New York was incorporated in 1908. The current population is somewhat under 14,000 residents. Oneonta's economic base is diverse, ranging from electronics manufacturing and health care to retail and tourism. Employers of note include A.O. Fox Hospital, Corning Incorporated, Astrocom Electronics and Mold-A-Matic Corporation. Oneonta is also home to Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta. Neahwa Park and Wilber Park provide sports and recreation facilities for residents.

Oneonta was settled shortly before the Revolutionary War, with farming being a chief occupation for many years. In the late 19th century, the Delaware and Hudson Company extended the railroad to Oneonta; by 1896, it employed nearly 1,000 men in its construction yards, shops and roundhouses, producing many of the engines and rolling stock used by the company. The D&H roundhouse was once the largest in the world. Cigar-making was also a substantial Oneonta industry until 1945, with several companies producing hand-rolled cigars. Other turn-of-the-century businesses include the Oneonta Knitting Mill (est. 1851), McCammon Piano Company and Howes Cave Lime and Cement Company (est. 1867). A souvenir booklet of the day notes, among other merchants, a commercial greenhouse owned and operated by a Mrs. S. Scott. By the mid-20th century, the railroad was no longer the primary employer in town, and many of the early merchants were also gone, though several of the Victorian mansions which they built have been restored and converted to other uses. Oneonta's economy has expanded to include banking and higher education, and the city has nurtured a varied arts community which includes theater companies, museums and art galleries.

Oneonta has a long history of industrial and construction activity which puts it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers and their loved ones who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos-related diseases such as pleural mesothelioma. If you were exposed to asbestos in Oneonta, you may benefit by seeking counsel form a mesothelioma attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Oneonta

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

  • Corning Glass
  • Hartwick College
  • New York State University
  • Oneonta High School
  • Oneonta Light and Power Company
  • Oneonta State College - Boiler Room
  • Oneonta State University
  • State Teachers College
  • State University College
  • State University of Oneonta
  • Ymca Building

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Oneonta, New York

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


5008 Brittonfield Parkway
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Distance: 66.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Oneonta, 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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