San Angelo, Texas
Located in West Central Texas, San Angelo is a city in and the county seat of Tom Green County with an population of more than 92,000 people. Variously known as The River City, The Concho City, The Pearl of the Conchos, and The Oasis of West Texas, residents of San Angelo refer to it as simply "Angelo". San Angelo is home to Angelo State University, historic Fort Concho, and the Concho River which runs through the heart of the city.
San Angelo grew rapidly in the 1800s. It became a center for farmers and settlers in the area, as well as a fairly lawless area complete with brothels, saloons and gambling. After the railroads arrived, San Angelo became a central transportation hub for the region. The Santa Fe Railroad arrived in 1888 and the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient in 1909. San Angelo grew significantly during the oil boom of the 1900s. When vast amounts of oil were discovered in the area, San Angelo became a regional hub of the oil and gas industry. In 1928, the city founded San Angelo College, one of the region's first institutes of higher education, has grown to become Angelo State University. During World War II, the military returned to San Angelo with the founding of Goodfellow Air Force Base, which at the time was assigned to train pilots. Today, telecommunication, manufacturing, and agricultural are significant industries for San Angelo's economy. Among the top employers in San Angelo are Shannon Medical Center, Angelo State University, and Goodfellow Air Force Base. San Angelo has been recognized by several publications: Forbes Magazine has consistently ranked San Angelo as one of the "Best Places for Business and Careers"; CNN Money ranked San Angelo as one of the best cities to launch a small business in 2009; and Kiplinger's Personal Finance named San Angelo as one of the "Best Cities of the Next Decade" in 2010.
Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at numerous jobsites in San Angelo, particularly at Concho Power Station, Monarch Tile Manufacturing Company, and San Angelo Water Works Company. Thus, asbestos exposure has been a concern for workers and their loved ones. If you were exposed to asbestos in San Angelo and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in San Angelo
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in San Angelo where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Concho Power Station
- Economy Bit & Supply
- General Telephone Company of The Southwest
- Goodfellow Air Force Base
- John Bright Assc Mech Cont
- Monarch Tile Manufacturing Company Inc
- Roche Newton and Company
- San Angelo Water Light and Power Company
- San Angelo Water Works Company
- Schield Insulation Company
- Shannon General Hospital
- Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital
- West Texas Utility Company
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in San Angelo, 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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