Asbestos Exposure in Arizona

Arizona’s asbestos industry dates back to 1872 when the mineral was first discovered in the town of Chrysotile. Properties such as high tensile strength and resistance to fire, heat, chemicals and electricity made it an ideal building material with many industrial uses. With hundreds of natural asbestos deposits in the state, the mining industry and production companies rapidly expanded in mineral-rich areas.

Many Indian reservations owned asbestos prospects and  distributed the fibers to local and national businesses. By the early 1980s, most mining districts including the most profitable area, the Gila County Salt River region had been shut down for threatening public health. Hundreds of miners and industrial laborers with a history of extensive exposure experienced serious health complications, including mesothelioma, a rare cancer that typically affects the lining of the lungs.

The state’s asbestos mines were not the only sources of exposure. A 2008 report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) explains that in addition to the documented asbestos sites, limestone deposits in the counties of Gila and Pinal were contaminated. Occupational exposure has been documented in several Arizona industries as well.

Statistics for Mesothelioma Cases in Arizona

To this date, more than 800 mesothelioma and asbestos-related deaths and thousands of lung cancer diagnoses have been reported from Arizona. That number ranks the state of Arizona 16th in the United States on Deaths caused by mesothelioma.

Filing an asbestos claim if you live in Arizona

You do not have to file your claim in the state in which you live. It’s far more important to contact an attorney with a strong history of experience specifically in asbestos cases, than it is to select one who happens to be in your area of Arizona. The most successful attorneys in your area may have never handled an asbestos case.

SWMW attorneys dedicate the overwhelming majority of their time and effort prosecuting mesothelioma claims, so we know which states and jurisdictions are going to provide the best outcome for your case and can get your case settled faster. We handle asbestos cases all across the USA, so we know how to file, where to file, and what to do to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you may have lived or worked in another state, select it here to learn about specific asbestos exposure in that state.

Jobsites in Arizona with Known Asbestos Usage & Exposure

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Arizona where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked for any of these companies or at these jobsites in Arizona there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Ajo

  • Indian Hospital
  • New Corneilia Copper Company
  • Phelps Dodge Copper Mine
  • Phelps-Dodge Corporation

Chandler

  • General Electric – Turbine
  • South Western Nitrochemical Company
  • Southwestern Agrichemical Company
  • Spreckels Sugar Company
  • Spreckles Sugar Plant
  • Williams Air Force Base

Clarkdale

  • Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Plant
  • Phoenix Cement Company
  • United Verde Copper Company
  • United Verde Extension Mining Company

Clifton

  • Arizona Copper Company Ltd
  • Phelps Dodge Aluminum
  • Phelps Dodge Copper Products
  • Phelps Dodge Corporation
  • Shannon Copper Company

Cochise

  • Apache Generating Station
  • Apache Station
  • Arizona Electric Power Cooperative
  • Cochise Powerhouse/ Arizona Electric Power Co-Op
  • General Electric

Douglas

  • Calumet and Arizona Mining Company
  • Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company
  • Douglas Improvement Company
  • Phelps Dodge Copper Mine
  • Phelps Dodge Corporation (Douglas Smelter)
  • Us Inspection Station

Flagstaff

  • Arizona State Teacher’s College
  • Flagstaff Electric Light Company
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Ponderosa Paper Products Company Incn
  • Saginaw and Manistee Lumber Company
  • Southwest Forest Industries
  • Southwest Lumber Mills
  • Wisconsin Tissue

Fossil Creek

  • Childs-Irving Power Plant

Globe

  • Ariz. Eastern Railroad Company
  • Arizona Commercial Copper Company
  • Cypress Mines
  • Gibson Copper Company
  • Globe Light and Power Company
  • Inspiration Copper Mine
  • Mercury Mines of America
  • Old Dominion Copper Mining and Smelting Company
  • Superior and Boston Copper Company

Hayden

  • American Smelting & Refining Company
  • Kennecott Copper Company
  • Kennecott Copper Smelter
  • Kennecott Minerals Company
  • Ray Consolidated Copper Company

Holbrook

  • Cholla Power Plant

Miami

  • Anaconda Copper Mining Company
  • Inspiration Consolidated Copper Company
  • Inspiration Copper Mine
  • International Consolidated Copper Company
  • Miami Copper Company

Morenci

  • Arizona Copper Company Ltd
  • Arizona State University – Smelter
  • Detroit Copper Mining Company
  • El Paso and S W Rr Company
  • Kennecott Copper Mine
  • Metcalf Copper Smelter
  • Morenci Power Plant
  • Morenci Smelter Plant
  • Morenci Water Company
  • P D Acid Plant
  • Phelps Dodge Acid Plant
  • Phelps Dodge Copper Mine
  • Phelps Dodge Corporation

Page

  • Arizona Public Service Company
  • Navajo Generating Station
  • Navajo Generating Station – Salt River Project
  • Page Arizona Powerplant
  • Page Power Plant
  • Power Plant

Phoenix

  • Adams Hotel
  • Administrative Building – Papago Park
  • Air Research Plant
  • Airesearch Corporation
  • Alcoa (F/K/A Reynolds Metals)
  • Allison Steel
  • Aluminum Processors, Inc.
  • Ariz Table Pad
  • Arizona Bank Building
  • Arizona Brewing Company
  • Arizona Edison Company
  • Arizona Engine & Pump
  • Arizona Light and Power Company
  • Arizona Liquor Dist Siding
  • Arizona Packing Company
  • Arizona Public Service Company
  • Arizona State Hospital
  • Arizona State University – Campus Tunnel
  • Arizona State University – Library
  • Asbestos Engineering & Supply Company
  • Barlett Heard Land and Cattle Company
  • Boy Scouts of America headquarters
  • Central Arizona Light & Power Company
  • Central Arizona St. Electric Station
  • Central Plaza Building
  • Century Brick Company
  • Civic Center
  • Combustion Equipment Company
  • Constable Ice and Fuel Company
  • Crystal Ice and Cold Storage Company
  • Cudahy Packing Company
  • Desert Samaritan Hospital
  • Devry Institute of Technology
  • Fenco
  • Fiberglas Engineering & Supply Company
  • Fort Huachaca
  • General Aluminum & Chemical Corp
  • General Electric
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Greenwood Memorial Park
  • Honeywell Inc
  • Indian River School
  • John C. Lincoln Hospital
  • Kyrene Silam Plant
  • Kyrene Steam Plant
  • Le Fleur Corporation
  • Luke Air Force Base
  • M H Sherman
  • Marsh Company Murray
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Merabank Building (Also/Prv Known 3003 North Central Avenue
  • Merritt Air Conditioning
  • Motorola Plant
  • Mountain Bell Telephone Company
  • Murray Marsh
  • National Brewing Company
  • Normande Iron & Metal
  • Ott Hardware
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Palo Verde Power Station
  • Phoenix Cement Div/Am Cem
  • Phoenix Charging Plant
  • Phoenix Civic Plaza (including the Symphony Hall)
  • Phoenix Gas Works
  • Phoenix Indian School
  • Phoenix Light and Fuel Company
  • Phoenix Newspaper Building
  • Phoenix Railway Company
  • Phoenix Steel
  • Phoenix Utility Company
  • Reynolds Aluminum Plant
  • Reynolds Metals Company
  • Safeway
  • Salt River Power Agua Fria
  • Salt River Power District
  • Salt River Project
  • Salt River Pump & Supply Company
  • Santa Fe Peoria Team Track
  • Southwest Forest Industries, Inc
  • St. Josephs Hospital
  • State Hospital
  • Sunnyside High School
  • Sunnyslope Hospital (Aka John C. Lincoln Hospital)
  • Tovrea Packing Company
  • Tucson Gas and Electric Company
  • Uneeda Laundry Supply
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • United Wholesale, S. Pacific Team Track
  • Va Hospital
  • Valley National Bank
  • West Phoenix Power Plant
  • Western Electric Company – Cable Plant

San Manuel

  • Arizona Rr Company
  • Bhp Cooper
  • HP Copper
  • Magma Copper Company
  • San Manuel Copper Corporation
  • San Manuel Copper Refinery

Snowflake

  • Abitibi Consolidated
  • Smurfit Stone Corp
  • Snowflake Paper and Pulp
  • Snowflake Paper Mill
  • Southwest Forest Industries
  • Southwest Lumber Mills Inc

Tempe

  • Adams Insulation
  • Allison Steel
  • Arizona State College
  • Arizona State Teachers College
  • Arizona State University
  • Asu Utility Tunnel
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Kaiser Refractories
  • Kyrene Plant
  • Marathon Steel Company
  • National Malleable & Steel Corporation
  • Ocotilla Power Plant
  • Safeway – Warehouse
  • Salt River Project
  • Salt River Valley Water User Association
  • Spreckels Sugar
  • Western Rolling Mills

Tucson

  • Apache Powder & Tuscon Job
  • Arizona Ice and Cold Storage Company
  • Arizona Portland Cement Company
  • Arizona State University
  • Arizona State University – Hayden Library
  • Arizona State University – Women’s Gymnasium
  • Borel Office Building
  • C.Y.R. and P. Railroad
  • Carlsons Brk & Bldrs Supply
  • Duval Mine
  • Eagle Milling Company
  • Fort Huachuca
  • Hughes Aircraft
  • Irvington Generating Sta
  • Lenco Heating & Cooling
  • Marsh Company Murray
  • Omalley Lumber Company
  • Pacific Fruit Express
  • Pacific Fruit Express Company
  • Phelps Dodge Copper Mine
  • Provo Team Track
  • Saguaro Power Plant
  • Sahuaro H.S.
  • South Lawn Memorial Park
  • South Lawn Memorial Park
  • Southwestern Alloys Division Nat Av
  • Titan Missile Site
  • Tucson Electric Power Company – Irvington Station
  • Tucson Gas and Electric Company
  • Tucson High School
  • Tucson Metal & Manufacturing Company
  • Tuscon Powerhouse
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arizona – Old Law College
  • University of Arizona – Science Building
  • Veterans Administration Hospital

Yuma

  • Arizona Public Service
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Luke Air Force Base
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Welton-Mohawk Gila)
  • W.S. Power
  • Yucca Power Plant
  • Yuma Desalting Plant
  • Yuma Electric Water Company
  • Yuma Ice and Cld Stge Company
  • Yuma Marine Corps Base