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Saint Bernard, Ohio

The City of Saint Bernard is a municipality in Hamilton County, Ohio. Saint Bernard has a population of about 4,300, occupying a 1.5 square mile area within the city of Cincinnati. Despite the city's small size, several major manufacturers have plants in Saint Bernard, including Procter & Gamble, the J.M. Smucker Company, BASF and Saint Bernard Soap. Much of Saint Bernard's industry is concentrated in the north end of town, with residential areas to the south.

Saint Bernard was incorporated as a village in 1878 and as a city in 1912. With convenient access to Cincinnati's developing industrial and commercial areas, Saint Bernard also became a manufacturing center. Chemicals, candles and soap were among the goods produced in Saint Bernard. In 1832, Michael Werk founded the Werk Soap and Candle Company. One hundred years later, as M. Werk & Company, it was the city's third largest soap maker, distributing its products nationally. The company was later acquired by Procter & Gamble, which maintains a research and development site in Saint Bernard. The Harkness & Cowing Company, established in 1854, produced red oil and candles for religious use. A list of chemical companies active in Saint Bernard in 1938 includes Cincinnati Chemical Works, Inc., Globe Chemical Company and American Cyanide and Chemical Company.

Saint Bernard has an active history of manufacturing and construction; much of this activity occurred during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used, making asbestos exposure an ongoing concern for workers and their loved ones. Exposure to asbestos may put workers at risk for malignant mesothelioma. If you were exposed to asbestos in Saint Bernard and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Saint Bernard

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

  • Ault and Wiborg Company
  • Board of Education
  • Cincinnati Chemical Works
  • Emery Industries, Inc
  • Globe Soap Company
  • Harkness and Cowing Company
  • Ivory Dale Plant
  • Jarecki Chemical Company
  • M. Werk Soap Company
  • Maumee Chemical Company
  • Milcreek Valley St Railway
  • Municipal Electric Light Plant
  • Procter and Gamble Company
  • St. Bernard High School
  • Water and Light Plant

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Saint Bernard, Ohio

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