Home to more than 43,000 residents, Superior is the largest city in and the county seat of Douglas County. It is situated at the western end of Lake Superior in northwestern Wisconsin bordered by St. Louis Bay, Superior Bay and Allouez. Superior and the neighboring city across the bay, Duluth, Minnesota, form a single metropolitan area called the Twin Ports and share a harbor that is one of the most important ports on the Great Lakes. Located on one of the most popular tourist routes in the mid-west, Superior is home to the world’s only remaining Whaleback, the S.S. Meteor, which was built in Superior in 1896.
Superior’s diverse industry and manufacturing base support its growing economy. The transportation industry accounts for more than 1,000 jobs. The Duluth-Superior port, the largest in the Great Lakes, welcomes both domestic and foreign vessels. Also, Burlington Northern Railroad has a hub of operations in Superior and Murphy Oil USA operates an extensive refinery providing hundreds of jobs to the community. Area manufacturers produce a variety of items including vinyl doors and windows, shears and grapples, synthetic motor oil and lubricants, and electronics for recording studios.
Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at numerous jobsites in Superior, Wisconsin. Thus, asbestos exposure has been a concern for workers and their loved ones. Asbestos lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Superior and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Superior
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Superior where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Am Building Company
- B.F. Afflick
- Clm Corporation
- Douglass County Street Railway Company
- Franklin School
- Fraser-Nelson Shipbuilding
- Knights of Col.
- Lake Superior Refineries
- Murphy Oil USA
- Northern Brewing Company
- Police Headquarters
- Superior Dock
- Superior Water Light & Power
- Sweeny Paul Materials Company
- Webster Manufacturing Company
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Superior, Wisconsin
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin
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