Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure in Utah

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If you live in the state of Utah and have worked there for a significant amount of time, there is a chance that you were exposed to asbestos in the workplace. Prolonged exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health problems including mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer and other non-malignant lung impairments.

01. Statistics

Utah Mesothelioma and Asbestos Statistics

  • From 1999 – 2015, 259 Utah residents died from mesothelioma
  • The mesothelioma death rate in Utah is 5.9 per million people, significantly lower than the national average (Source: CDC)
  • Utah has 7 known naturally occurring asbestos deposits and mines (Source: USGS)
  • The central and western counties of Utah have a slightly higher mesothelioma death rate than other parts of the state (Source: Journal of the American Medical Association)
02. Asbestos in Workplaces

Asbestos Use in Utah Work Environments

Utah has several industries that employed asbestos throughout the course of their operations, including oil, chemical plants, and mining.


The oil industry is notorious for its use of asbestos, which was used in storage tanks, pipes, and elsewhere to stop fires that might break out around the highly flammable liquids. Perhaps the biggest culprit in Utah was the Standard Oil refinery in Salt Lake City, the state capital. Other oil companies known to have exposed workers to deadly asbestos include the American Oil Company, Amoco, Chevron, and the Utah Oil Refining Company.


The chemically stable nature of asbestos makes it resistant to a wide variety of chemical reactions, and chemical plants would use asbestos-fiber filters and other asbestos products in their daily operations. DuPont Chemical is perhaps the best-known company in this industry working in Utah, but others that employed asbestos include Stauffer Chemical, Chevron Chemical, and National Lead & Chemical.


Utah is home to a number of precious metal and base metal mines throughout the state, where miners and others may have been exposed to asbestos either occurring naturally at the mine sites or in the machinery and tools they used to extract the commodities from the ground. Asbestos was also used in the heat-intensive process of smelting and refining the extracted metal ores. Some of the locations that exposed miners, smelters, and other employees to asbestos include Bingham Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company, Kennecott Utah Copper (Kennecott Minerals Co.), the Empire Mining Company, and Little Bell Consolidated Mining Company.

03. Superfund Sites

Utah Asbestos Superfund Sites

Without any major access to waterways, Utah does not have any shipyards, but a number of facilities across the state have been placed on the EPA’s Superfund list, including at least one with a history of asbestos exposure.

Sharon Steel Corporation

Situated on a 460-acre plot of land in Midvale, UT, the Sharon Steel Corporation operated from 1906 until the early 1970s. Over that period of time, the site processed a wide variety of base metals, including copper, lead, and zinc, among others. The EPA listed the site more than 30 years after smelting operations ceased due to decades of contamination that had leaked into the water and soil around the area. In addition to removing chemicals and waste from the smelting process, the EPA found a large amount of asbestos-containing materials that had to be taken away.

04. Exposure in Cities

Asbestos Exposure in Utah Cities

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Utah where asbestos use in the workplace is known to have occurred. Click on a city below to see more detailed information about the specific job sites where asbestos exposure occurred.

05. Other Work Sites

Asbestos Exposure at Other Utah Job Sites

Beyond the major cities and towns in Utah, asbestos exposure has also occurred at a number of other job sites. Select a town to see the list of its work sites where asbestos exposure occurred. Asbestos exposure at any one of the sites revealed could put a worker at risk to develop pleural mesothelioma.

Utah Directory of Asbestos Work Sites

Select a city to see a list of work sites where asbestos exposure occurred.

, Utah Jobsites Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

  • Amalgamated Sugar Corporation
  • American Linen Supply Company (Alsco)
  • American Oil Company
  • American Smelting & Refining Company
  • American Stores Company
  • Amoco Oil Refinery
  • Atkin Plumbing & Heating Company
  • Backman Foundry and Machine
  • Bingham Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company
  • Bingham Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company
  • Bingham Copper and Gold Mining Company
  • Bingham Junction
  • Boston Building
  • Bowers Building & Construction Company
  • BP Amoco Utah
  • Brigham Yound University
  • Brown, Terry and Woodruff Company
  • Bullough Asbestos
  • Burn Zol Inc
  • Calera Mining Company
  • California Packing Corporation
  • California Steel Tank
  • Carver Sheet Metal Works, Inc.
  • Centennial Eureka Mining Company
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Columbia Geneva Steel
  • Columbia Steel Company
  • Columbia Steel Company
  • Columbia-Geneva Steel
  • Continental National Bank
  • Daly West Mining Company
  • Day Judge Mug Company
  • Defense Depot Ogden
  • Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Company
  • Department of The Army
  • DHRO Insulation
  • Diamond Match Company
  • Draper State Prison Site
  • E.J. Bartells Company
  • Eimco Corporation Purchasing Department
  • Emery-Holmes Apartment House
  • Empire Mining Company
  • Fenco, Inc.
  • Fiberglass Engineering & Supply Company
  • Filtrol Corporation
  • Flagstaff Silver Mining Company
  • Gadsby Power Plant
  • Galigher Machinery Company
  • Garfield Smelting Company
  • Geneva Steel
  • Geneva Steel
  • Geneva Steel Company
  • Geneva Works
  • Geneva Works
  • Globe Grain and Milling Company
  • Hercules Power Company, Inc.
  • Hill Air Force Base
  • Holy Cross Hospital Association
  • Hunter Insulation Company
  • IBM
  • Industrial Service and Engineering Company
  • Inland Refining
  • Intermountain Power Agency
  • Intermountain Power Plant
  • Interstate Brick
  • Irs Building
  • J. Mel Brown Company
  • James Stewart and Company
  • JCPenney
  • John Scowcroft and Sons Company
  • Kennecott Copper Company
  • Kennecott Copper Corporation
  • Kennecott Minerals Company
  • Kennecott Utah Copper
  • Kennecott Utah Copper LLC
  • Kennecott Utah Copper LLC Garfield Smelter
  • Ketchum and Refining Company
  • KSL Station
  • L L Nunn
  • Larrowe Construction Company
  • Little Bell Consolidated Mining Company
  • Little Bell Consolidated Mining Company
  • Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad
  • Magna Water & Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Salt Lake City Refinery
  • Marquardt Aircraft Company
  • McKay Hospital
  • Mineral Point Tunnel Company
  • Morris P. Kirk & Sons, Inc.
  • Murray Smelter
  • National Lead (NL) Industries
  • Northgate Business Center 
  • Ogden Defense Depot
  • Ogden Sugar Company
  • Ogden Union Railway and Depot
  • Oregon Shortline Railroad Company
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
  • Pace Industries
  • Pace Turpin and Company
  • Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe
  • PacifiCorp
  • Palmer-Christiansen Company
  • Phillips Petroleum
  • Phoenix Utility Company
  • Provo City Power
  • Railway Exchange Building (Judge Building)
  • Robison Distributing Company, Inc.
  • Roosevelt Jr. High School
  • Salt Lake City Air Route Traffic Control Center
  • Salt Lake County Infirmary
  • Salt Lake Factory
  • Salt Lake Tribune Publishing Company
  • Sego Milk Products Company
  • Shelby Smelting and Lead Company
  • Shupe Williiam Candy Company
  • Skaggs Companies
  • Skyline Insulation, Inc.
  • Solvay Process Company
  • South High School
  • St. Mark’s Hospital
  • St. Mary’s Academy
  • Standard Oil of California
  • Stauffer Chemical
  • Steiner Corporation 
  • Sweet Candy Company
  • Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company
  • Thom D Memorial Hospital
  • Transportation Office
  • Troy Laundry Company
  • Troy Laundry Company
  • Turlins
  • Turpins
  • U S Stores Company
  • U. S. Steel Corporation
  • U.S. Vanadium Holding Company LLC
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • United States Smelting Company
  • United States Smelting, Refining and Mining Company
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • United States War Department
  • University of Utah
  • Utah Army Depot
  • Utah By-Products Company
  • Utah Canning Company
  • Utah Consolidated Mining Company
  • Utah Copper Company
  • Utah Copper Company
  • Utah General Depot
  • Utah Idaho Sugar Company
  • Utah Light and Railway Company
  • Utah Oil Refining Company
  • Utah Power & Light Company
  • Utah Power & Light Company
  • Utah State Capitol Building
  • Utah State Hospital
  • Utah State Mental Hosp.
  • Utah State Office Building
  • Utah State Prison
  • Utah-Idaho Sugar Company
  • Vitro Chemical Company
  • W.H.H. Bowers
  • Walker Bank Building
  • West High School
  • West One Bank
  • Whittier Elementary School
  • Wilson Hotel

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    Evans, David and Greg Johnstone. “Asbestos Use Companies and Locations in Utah.” All About Malignant Mesothelioma (September 2005.)

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    Sorahan, Tom. “Mortality of UK Oil Refinery and Petroleum Distribution Workers, 1951-2003.” Occupational Medicine 57, no. 3 (2007): 177-85.