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Aberdeen, Washington

Aberdeen, known as the “Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula”, is a city in Washington state. Founded in 1884 and named for a local cannery, Aberdeen today has a population of nearly 17,000. Aberdeen is the largest city in Grays Harbor County, located at the innermost point of the harbor. Lumber and fishing are the primary industries, with major employers including Sierra Pacific Industries, which operates a sawmill and co-generation plant in Aberdeen, The Simpson Door Company and Washington Crab Products. Visitors to Aberdeen can visit the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, the home port of the Lady Washington, a replica of an 18th-century merchant sloop which serves as Washington's State Ship and has appeared in several movies.

Aberdeen was incorporated in 1890 and its first sawmill began operations in 1895. By 1900, Aberdeen had acquired a reputation as a rough-and-ready lumber town, with high rates of crime and vice. One local character, Billy Gohl, became a Sailor's Union Agent in 1903, and was convicted of two murders in 1910, though rumor put the number at 40 or more. Regardless, the lumber industry in Aberdeen continued to grow. The Anderson Middleton Lumber Company opened a sawmill in 1906. The old mill building was destroyed by fire in 1981. The Harbor Plywood Company was founded in 1925. Despite a 1928 fire which destroyed most of the mill, Harbor Plywood was the largest plywood mill in the world by World War II. The company was liquidated in 1958. Weyerhaeuser also operated a sawmill in Aberdeen until 2005. The lumber industry has declined since the 1970s, and in recent years, the city has begun to invest in other industries, opening a biodiesel plant in 2007. Local cranberry growers also participate in the Ocean Spray growers' cooperative.

Aberdeen's history of manufacturing and construction makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Aberdeen, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Eric Vallieres. Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Aberdeen and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Aberdeen

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

  • Anderson Middleton Lumber Company
  • Broadway Manor
  • Dabney Mack
  • Grays Harbor Railway and Light Company
  • Gray's Harbor Vocational & Science Building
  • Harbor Plywood Corporation
  • Pacific Heating Company
  • Sierra Pacific Ind
  • St. Peter's Hospital
  • Wilson Brothers and Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Aberdeen, Washington

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


1221 Madison Street
Arnold Pavilion
Seattle, WA 98104

Distance: 79.6 miles


1100 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

Distance: 80.0 miles


1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Distance: 82.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Aberdeen, Washington

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

Dr. Howard Jack West
Swedish Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center
5300 Tallman Ave NW
3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98107

Distance: 79.3 miles

Dr. Eric Vallieres
Swedish Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center
Swedish Cancer Institute-Surgical Practices
1101 Madison Street, Suite 850
Seattle, WA 98104

Distance: 79.6 miles

Dr. Alexander Farivar
Swedish Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center
Swedish Thoracic Surgery / First Hill
1101 Madison Street, Suite 850
Seattle, WA 98104

Distance: 79.6 miles

Dr. Michael S. Mulligan
University of Washington Medical Center
UWMC Thoracic Surgery Clinic
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Distance: 82.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Aberdeen, Washington

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Washington, 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 Washington

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A1 Asbestos LLC is being accused of falsifying disposal documents to an Okanogan County landfill and offering false statements to state department officials.

$3.5 Million Awarded In Second-Hand Asbestos Exposure Case

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