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Odessa, Texas

Asbestos Exposure in Odessa, TX

Located in the heart of the vast oil-rich area known as the Permian Basin, Odessa is the largest city in and the county seat of Ector County. Initially founded as a water stop and cattle shipping point on the Texas and Pacific Railway, Odessa incorporated as a city in 1927 after oil was discovered in Ector county on the Connell Ranch southwest of Odessa. Today, Odessa is home to nearly 100,000 residents, it is the main shipping point for the surrounding livestock area as well as a center for the oil and gas industry and influential urban center. Odessa offers a small town atmosphere with the amenities of a large community.

Odessa’s once sleepy small cowtown evolved into a prosperous oil center and grew rapidly after the opening of Penn Field in 1929 and Cowden Field in 1930. Demand for oil grew during World War II, Odessa’s population exceeded 10,000 and by the end of the 1960s, the population grew to more than 80,000. During the 1950s, Odessa became the world's largest inland petrochemical complex. Operations began in the late 1950s as the nation's first privately financed, fully integrated plant for synthetic rubber manufacture. The plant, a joint venture of El Paso Natural Gas Company and General Tire and Rubber Company, was developed to use waste products from gas and oil production to make the rubber. Consequently, Odessa developed as a major distribution and processing point in the petrochemical industry. Nonetheless, steps were taken by the city to ensure a diversified economy. In recent years, many companies have set up operations in Odessa including Family Dollar Corporation, Telvista, and Coca Cola. Also in recent years, there has been an increase in construction of new retail space particularly in the Odessa's Northeast region.

We have confirmed that Odessa, Texas has many jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Odessa, you should consider contacting an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Odessa

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

  • American Bank of Commerce
  • Amoco Production Company
  • Associated Oil
  • Belmont Baptist Church
  • Butadiene Plant
  • Chevron Refinery
  • Dart Industries
  • El Paso Natural Gas Company
  • El Paso Products
  • Erectors Constr
  • First Baptist Church
  • First Nat'l Bank
  • General Tire & Rubber
  • Huntsman Polymers Corp
  • Industrial Insulation
  • Ins & Spec
  • Leona Lee Corporation
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Medical Center
  • Odessa Butadiene Company
  • Odessa Coliseum
  • Oil Field
  • Permian High School
  • Permian Pipe Fabrication Inc
  • Phillips Petroleum Company
  • Pillar & Parks
  • Radar Domes
  • Rexall Chemical Company
  • S & W Insulators
  • S. Richardson
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Southwestern Portland Cement
  • Stanolind Oil & Gas Company
  • Star Insulation Company, Inc.
  • Texaco Oil Refinery
  • Texas-Eastern Substation
  • Tidewater Associated Oil Company
  • Weathermasters, Inc.
  • Weskem Corp
  • Western Insulation Company
  • Western Insulation Siding
  • Wyoming Refining
  • Young Sales

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Odessa, 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.

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