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Spokane, Washington

Asbestos Exposure in Spokane, WA

The City of Spokane is the county seat of Spokane County, Washington. Located on the Spokane River, it is the largest city in the county, with a population of almost 209,000. Originally a fur trading post known as Spokane House established by the North West Company in 1810, Spokane became an American settlement in 1871 and incorporated in 1881. Spokane's early industries of timber, agriculture and precious metal mining in the 19th century have given way to wood products, food processing and metal products manufacturing in the 20th, and been joined high-tech and biotech companies as well. Representative employers include Potlatch Corporation, Signature Genomic Laboratories, and Fairchild Air Force Base.

In 1880, the Northern Pacific Railroad Company began work on a rail line through Spokane Falls, as it was then known, and the U.S. Army established Camp Spokane nearby. After the railroad's completion in 1881, Spokane quickly became a commercial and shipping center. Despite an 1889 fire which consumed the downtown business district, Spokane continued to grow. In 1892, the Great Northern Railway set up shops and yards in nearby Hillyard Township, which was annexed to Spokane in 1924. The Potlatch Corporation was founded in 1903, incorporating forest management, lumber milling and finished wood products manufacturing. The Carnation Milk Products Company acquired two Spokane dairies in the 1920s, and by 1947 was the city's largest milk distributor. Carnation was acquired by Nestle in 1985, and the Spokane plant sold in 1989. The city hosted a World's Fair in 1974, and in recent years has focused on redevelopment in the downtown area, building a concert hall and restoring a vintage hotel and theater.

Spokane has a lengthy history of manufacturing and construction, much of it concentrated during a period when asbestos-containing products were widely used. Workers and their loved ones who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Spokane, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Spokane

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

  • A.L. Flewelling
  • Alcoa
  • Armour and Company
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • B Schade Brewing Company
  • Black Carbon Coal Company
  • Bumstead & Woolford
  • Carnation Company
  • Central Steam Plant
  • Cook Street
  • Crescent Store
  • Defense Plant Corp
  • E J Bartels Company
  • Fairchild Air Force Base Hospital
  • Fiberglas Engineering & Supply Company
  • Fiberglas Warehouse
  • General Electric
  • Gonzaga University
  • Holy Family Hospital
  • Inland Empire Paper Company
  • Insulation Inc
  • Jas Smyth Plumbing and Heating Company
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical
  • Kaiser Aluminum Trentwood Words
  • Kaiser Mead
  • Kaiser Trentwood
  • Kerley Chemical Company Inc
  • Lincoln Bank
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Naval Supply Depot
  • North Central High School
  • Northwest Building Matls. Company
  • Oregon Washington Depot
  • Oregon Washington Rr and Navigation Company
  • Parkade Job
  • Potlatch Forests Incorporated
  • Sacred Heart Hospital
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center
  • Shell Company of California
  • Spokane Airport
  • Spokane Compressor Company
  • Thro' Jas Smyth Plumbing Company
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • United States Veterans Hospital
  • Valley General Hospital
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Waldorf-Hoerner
  • Warken Little & Lund
  • Washington Water Power Company

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Spokane, 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.

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