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Homestead, Pennsylvania

Located in the "Mon Valley", seven miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, Homestead is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Homestead occupies a total area of 0.6 square miles and is home to just over 3,500 residents. The Waterfront Shopping Mall is a popular destination in Homestead offering 260 acres of shopping, entertainment and dining to residents and visitors alike. Located along the Monongahela River just across the Homestead Hi-Level Bridge, at Waterfront Drive and Bridge Street, this upscale shopping complex was built on the site of the former Homestead steel mills. Large brick chimneys are the only remnant of the former steel mill.

The town was chartered in 1880. The building of a railroad, glass factory, and in 1881 the first iron mill began a period of rapid growth and prosperity. In the 1880s, Andrew Carnegie bought Homestead Steel Works and integrated it into his Carnegie Steel Company, adding it to his empire of steel and coke enterprises. Homestead Steel Works was a large steel works. In 1892, there was a bitter strike, which became known as the Homestead Strike, at the plant where a violent clash between locked-out steel workers and hired Pinkerton guards. Despite this, Carnegie is recognized as a philanthropist and built a library in Homestead in 1896. In 1901, Carnegie sold his operations to U.S. Steel. At the turn of the 20th century, in 1900, the estimated population of Homestead was 12,500 people, of whom some 7,000 were employed in the plants. In 1940, approximately 19,000 people lived in Homestead. During the early 1940s, half the population was displaced as the United States Government added on to the steel mills to have the capacity for armor plating for ships and tanks. After the end of World War II, the United States experienced a decline in the steel-making industry. By 1980, it had become difficult to obtain employment at the Homestead Works, which was not producing much steel. In 1984, the mill closed and the Homestead Steel Works was demolished.

Homestead, Pennsylvania is notable for its history of heavy industry, in which asbestos materials were frequently used. We have identified numerous jobsites in Homestead where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you were exposed to asbestos in Homestead and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Homestead

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

  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation
  • Carnegie Steel Company
  • Homestead Highland
  • Homestead Water Works
  • Homestead Works Us Steel
  • Howard Axle Plant
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Mesta Machine Company
  • Monongahela Electric Light Company
  • Open Hearth Div
  • Pangborn Corporation
  • United Engineering & Foundry Company
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • Westinghouse Electric Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Homestead, Pennsylvania

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


5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 4.2 miles


5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 4.2 miles


Health Sciences Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Distance: 51.6 miles


667 Eastland Avenue South East
Warren, OH 44484

Distance: 73.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Homestead, Pennsylvania

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Homestead, Pennsylvania. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. David Bartlett
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 4.2 miles

Dr. James Pingpank
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
Hillman Cancer Center
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 4.2 miles

Dr. Neil A. Christie
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 715
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 4.2 miles

Dr. James D. Luketich
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
200 Lothrop Street, Suite C-800
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Distance: 4.2 miles

Dr. Rodney J. Landreneau
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 715
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Distance: 12.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Homestead, 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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