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Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Allegheny City was a Pennsylvania municipality located on the north side of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, across from downtown Pittsburgh between 1788–1907. In 1828, the borough of Allegheny was incorporated and was home to nearly 1,000 residents. In 1880, Allegheny was incorporated as a city and the population was over 50,000. In 1907 the city was annexed by Pittsburgh. The area today is known as the North Side of Pittsburgh, and its waterfront district is referred to as the North Shore. Allegheny City included the present Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Allegheny Center, Allegheny West, Brighton Heights, California-Kirkbride, Central Northside, Chateau, East Allegheny, Fineview, Manchester, Marshall-Shadeland, North Shore, Northview Heights, Perry North, Perry South, Spring Garden, Spring Hill–City View, Summer Hill, and Troy Hill some of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Allegheny was an industrial city and had numerous commercial areas, churches, and social organizations, packing houses, tanneries, soap factories and glue factories. The H.J. Heinz Company constructed its factory in Allegheny City. Heyl & Patterson Inc., a manufacturer of railcar dumpers and ship unloaders, also built a factory in Allegheny City. Though this area was primarily farmland prior to the 1850s, by the late 19th century, the "Made in Allegheny" label could be traced to a variety of items including basic iron, rope, plows, cotton cloth, wool, food, paper, steam engines, wagons and carts, meat, candles, lumber, linseed oil, and furniture.

We have confirmed that Allegheny, Pennsylvania has numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure was prevalent. Thus, putting workers and others at risk for developing a potentially terminal asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma. If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Allegheny, you should consider contacting an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Allegheny

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

  • A. and S. Wilson Company
  • Alleghany High School
  • Allegheny City Electric Light Company
  • Allegheny Heating Company
  • America Steel Hoop Company
  • American Locomotive Company
  • American S. and W. Company
  • Baker Chain and Wagon Iron Manufacturing Company
  • Boggs and Buhl
  • Carnegie Steel Company
  • D Lutz and Son Brewing Company
  • D. L. Clark Company
  • Edith Furnace
  • Eleventh Ward School
  • George Hasley and Sons
  • H. J. Heinz and Company
  • Henry Phipps Mutual Training School
  • Imperial Leather Company
  • Independent Brewing Company
  • La Belle Works
  • Marshall Kennedy Company
  • Mckinney Manufacturing Company
  • National Lead and Oil Company
  • Oliver and Snyder Steel Company
  • P.Mcgraw and Wool Company
  • Penna Light, Heat and Power Company
  • Penna Lines West of Pitts
  • Pennsylvania Light and Power Company
  • Perma Company Lines West of Pitts
  • Pittsburgh Coal Company
  • Pittsburgh Forge and Iron Company
  • Pittsburgh Milling Company
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
  • Pressed Steel Car Company
  • Western Penitentiary of Penna
  • Westinghouse Air Brake Company
  • Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Allegheny, Pennsylvania

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