Midland is located in the Permian Basin in the southern plains of West Texas. A small portion of the city also extends into Martin County. Home to more than 105,000 people, Midland has been recognized by American Demographics magazine as, "one of the nation’s most livable communities". In recent years, the city has received national recognition as the hometown of former First Lady Laura Bush and a childhood home of former President George W. Bush. Attractions in Midland include The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Midland Cole Theatre, and The Commemorative Air Force and American Airpower Heritage Museum.
Midland was originally founded as the midway point between Dallas/Fort Worth and El Paso. In 1881, the Texas and Pacific Railroad established Midway Station, a stop midway between those cities. In 1890, First National Bank of Midland was chartered, and the city began to serve as a regional financial center. By this time, Midland had also become one of the most important cattle shipping centers in the state. The Permian Basin oil boom, which began in the 1920s, injected new life into the city of Midland; by 1929, thirty-six oil companies operated offices in the city. During the early 1940s, the Midland Army Air Force Base, one of the largest training bases in the world at the time, was established. This, coupled with the oilfield activities, helped to energize Midland’s economy. As oil and gas production in the Permian Basin rapidly expanded between 1945 and 1960, Midland developed from a largely small country town into a city with a skyline that could be seen thirty miles away, eventually earning it the nickname, “The Tall City”. A number of cultural and educational buildings were also constructed in the city during the 1970s, including the Permian Basin Museum, the Marian Blakemore Planetarium, and a new campus for Midland College. Though the city has a more diversified economy, and has become a regional telecommunications and distribution center, Midland continues to rely heavily on petroleum exploration and extraction.
We have confirmed that Midland, Texas has a number of jobsites, such as Midland Air Force Base, Midland High School, and Magnolia Pipe Line Company, where asbestos exposure occurred. Those who worked with and/or around asbestos containing products are potentially at risk to develop asbestos cancer. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Midland, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Midland
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Midland where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Administration Building
- City Hall
- Emerson Elementary
- First National Bank Building
- First Presbyterian Church
- Magnolia Pipe Line Company
- Midland Air Force Base
- Midland High
- Midland Steam Laundry
- Ortloff Corporation
- Phillips-Spraberry Compressor Station
- Tube-Kote Plant Inc.
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Midland, Texas
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Texas, 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.
Asbestos Related News in Texas
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