Eddystone is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The borough was formed around the Eddystone Print Works which was established in 1873 on the land that is now Eddystone. Incorporated in 1888, Eddystone spans 1.5 square miles and is home to more than 2,400 residents.
Eddystone has a history of heavy industry. It was the site of the largest Baldwin Locomotive Works plant; and once the largest manufacturer of steam locomotives in the world. During World War I, Remington Arms opened the Eddystone Rifle Plant on Baldwin land with Baldwin management. Here it produced both the Pattern 1914 Enfield rifle and M1917 Enfield rifle. Nearly two-thirds of the rifles used by American soldiers in France during World War I were made at Eddystone. In January 1918 Remington Arms was absorbed by Midvale Steel and Ordnance Company, which took over the rifle plant. Baldwin also formed a subsidiary company called Eddystone Ammunition Corporation in 1915 to build artillery shells. In 1917, the United States government also placed artillery shell orders, and purchased some of the assets of the Eddystone Ammunition Corporation. A new corporation, Eddystone Munitions Company, was formed by Baldwin to make the shrapnel for the shells. Today an Exelon generating station occupies some of the riverfront and a Boeing Integrated Defense Systems plant now operates in the area as well.
We have confirmed that Eddystone, Pennsylvania has numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred. Workers and their loved ones exposed to asbestos products may be at risk to develop mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Eddystone, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Eddystone
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Eddystone where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Baldwin - Lima-Hamilton
- Baldwin Locomotive Works
- Boeing Company
- Boeing Vertol
- Eddystone Manufacturing Company
- Eddystone Powerhouse
- Eddystone Station
- Exelon Power
- General Steel Castings Company
- Heppenstall Eddystone Corp
- Heppenstall Forge Eddystone Company
- Midvale Heppenstall Company
- North Side of Industrial Highway
- Peco Eddystone Station Powerhouse
- Philadelphia Electric
- Scott Foam
- Scott Paper Company
- Vertal Division
- Vertol Div Boeing Company
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Eddystone, 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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