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Utica, New York

Utica is a city on the Mohawk River in Oneida County, New York. Utica serves as the county seat for Oneida County, and has a current population of 62,235. The city offers a diverse mix of residential and commercial areas, historic districts and green spaces, including three city parks designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. Outdoor recreation facilities include tennis courts, pools, golf course and a ski resort. Utica is also home to Utica College, founded in 1946 as an extension of Syracuse University, and now an independent institution.

Utica was founded in 1773, on land formerly occupied by Fort Schuyler, and incorporated as a village in 1798. Utica increased in population and commercial development rapidly. Utica's first major industry, textiles, developed somewhat later than other northern cities. The Mohawk River supplied little power, but the opening of the Erie and Chenango Canals made available a ready supply of coal, and steam-powered mills began to spring up by mid-century. The largest of these, the Utica Knitting Company, was founded in 1872 and made Utica the nation's leading producer of knitwear. Late in the 19th century, the machine tool industry overtook textiles as a major revenue source. Companies such as Utica Drop Forge & Tool Company and Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company, which opened its Utica plant in 1948, lasted well into the 20th century. In the early 20th century, General Electric established a radio manufacturing plant which would eventually become an aerospace electronics division before closing in the mid-1990s. By mid-century, the textile and machine tool industries had moved on, and Utica was experiencing economic and population loss. In recent years, Utica has begun restoring older industrial properties, including the GE facility, to attract new manufacturing and create a transportation hub.

Utica's lengthy history of manufacturing makes exposure to asbestos an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for pleural mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Utica, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Utica

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

  • Abelove Linen Supply, Inc.
  • Adirondock Electric Power Corporation
  • American Hardwall Plastering
  • American Woolen Company Inc.
  • Associated Laundries of America, Inc.
  • Beaunit Fibers
  • C.A. Durr Packing CompanyInc.
  • Central New York Power Corporation
  • Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company
  • Combustion Engineering
  • Concel Inc
  • Cotton Mills
  • D.L. and W. Railroad Company
  • Dunlop Tire & Rubber Company
  • Equitable Gas and Electric Company of Utica
  • Ficchi Heating & Air Cond
  • Frank J. Baker and Son
  • General Electric Company
  • Globe Mills
  • Hudson River Electric Power Company
  • Kernan School
  • Koppers Company, Inc.
  • Marine Midland Bank
  • Masonic Hall
  • Masonic Home
  • Masonic Hospital
  • Mohawk Valley Cap Company
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Mutual Box Board Company
  • New York State Natural Gas
  • New York Telephone Company
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
  • Ny Central Rr Company Passenger Station and Yards
  • Oneida County Office Building
  • Oneida Knitting Mills
  • Owen Pixley and Company
  • Savage Arms Corp
  • Savings Bank of Utica
  • Shenandoa Cotton Company
  • Shevlin Engineering Company
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital
  • St. Lukes Memorial Hospital Center
  • State Office Building
  • Syracuse University
  • Utica Drop Forge & Tool Company
  • Utica Free Academy
  • Utica Gas and Electric Light Company
  • Utica Hotel
  • Utica Knitting Mills Company
  • Utica Mutual Life Insurance
  • Utica State Hospital
  • Utica Steam and Mohawk Valley Cotton Mills
  • V. Ficchi Heating and Air-Conditioning Company, Inc.
  • West End Brewing Company, Inc.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Utica, New York

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Utica, 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: 41.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Utica, 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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