Asbestos Exposure in Colorado

VW-Werk, Wolfsburg Audi 80 Montage des TriebsatzesColorado has several sites throughout Denver, Aspen, Boulder, and Vail that have been affected by workplace exposure to harmful asbestos fibers. Asbestos materials were commonly used in power plants, oil refineries, mechanic shops and other manufacturing industries as a heat retardant. Sadly, it wasn’t until the 1980’s when regulations were put in place to limit the use of asbestos due to risks for human health.

People who worked in large plants, such as the Conoco Oli Refinery and Hudson Energy Company, are at a high risk of mesothelioma and lung caner because of the asbestos used in various equipment. Unfortunately, many of the families of workers at the sites (listed below) also have an increased risk of developing cancer because of the asbestos fibers that were carried home on the body and clothing of those workers.

Statistics for Mesothelioma Cases in Colorado

To this date, more than 700 mesothelioma and asbestos-related deaths and thousands of lung cancer diagnoses have been reported from Colorado. That number ranks the state of Colorado 22nd in the United States on Deaths caused by mesothelioma.

Filing an asbestos claim if you live in Colorado

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 Colorado. 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 Colorado with Known Asbestos Usage & Exposure

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

Alamosa

  • Alamosa Community Hospital
  • Alamosa Power Plant
  • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company
  • Four Corners Power Plant
  • Public Service Company of Colorado

Arapahoe

  • Arapahoe Power Plant

Boulder

  • Atmospheric Research Center
  • Boulder High School
  • Boulder Metal Products
  • Boulder Rolling Mills Company
  • D & S Mechanical
  • Dietrich Standard
  • International Business Machines
  • Public Service Colorado
  • Public Service Company of Colorado
  • Steam Plant
  • University of Colorado

Brighton

  • Great Western Sugar Company
  • Greenleaf Wholesale Florist
  • Kitayama Bros Greenhouse
  • Kitayama Brothers
  • Kuner Pickle Company

Brush

  • Beet Sugar Factory
  • Great Western Sugar Company
  • Pawnee Power Plant
  • Public Service Company of Colorado
  • Xcel Energy

Canon City

  • Arkansas Valley Railway Light and Power Company
  • Centel Corporation
  • Clark Generating
  • Peata Verde Silver Mining Company
  • Southern Colorado Power Company
  • Utilicorp United Inc
  • West Plains Energy

Colorado Springs

  • Martin Drake Power Plant
  • Ray D. Nixon Power Plant

Commerce City

  • Asamera Oil Usa
  • Conoco Oil Refinery
  • Continental Oil Company
  • Martin-Marietta
  • Rocky Mountain Arsenal
  • Rocky Mountain Service, Inc.
  • Schmidt Incinerators Company
  • Shell Chemical
  • Ultramar Diamond Colorado

Craig

  • Colorado-Ute Electric Association, Inc
  • Craig Power Station
  • Craig Station
  • Hudson Energy Company
  • Tri State Craig Station
  • Tri State Gandt Association
  • Tri-State Generation and Transmission

Denver

  • Cherokee Power Station
  • Gary Williams Energy
  • Zuni Power Plant

Fort Collins

  • Rawhide Energy Station
  • Fort Collins Light & Power
  • Fort Collins Sugar Company
  • Great Western Sugar Company
  • Madre Tierra Sugar
  • Morgan County Construction Company
  • Western Sugar Company

Fruita

  • American Gilsonite/Chevron
  • Fruita Refinery
  • Gary Refining Company
  • Landmark Petroleum
  • Louisiana Pacific
  • Mesa Insulation
  • Standard Oil Refinery

Grand Junction

  • American Gilsonate Company
  • Climax Uranium Company
  • Continental Oil Company
  • Grand Junction Regional Center
  • Grand Valley Oil & Shale
  • Munro Supply
  • Public Service Company of Colorado
  • Redlands Water & Power Company
  • Walker Lybarger Construction Company

Hayden

  • Hayden Power Plant

Lakewood

  • AMC Research Center
  • AT&T
  • Best Western Denver West
  • Duke Shepard Homes
  • Federal Correctional Institute
  • Feeney Supply Company

Leadville

  • Day Mines, Inc.
  • Iron Silver Mining Company
  • Leadville Gas and Electric Company
  • Leadville Light and Power Company
  • Twin Lakes Power Plant
  • Yak Mining and Milling and Tunnel Company

Longmont

  • Great Western Sugar Company
  • Longmont Beet Sugar Company
  • Western Foundries

Mesa County

  • Cameo Power Plant

Minnequa

  • Colorado Fuel & Iron Corporation
  • Crane Company

Nucla

  • Nucla Power Station

Platteville

  • Fort Saint Vrain Power Plant
  • Fort St. Vrain Generating Station
  • Public Service of Colorado
  • Xcel Energy

Pueblo

  • Acme Markets Inc.
  • Alpha Beta Acme Packing Div
  • Am. Smelting and Refining Company
  • American Stores
  • Boston Food Prod
  • Burn Zol Company
  • C F & I Steel Corp
  • Colorado Fuel and Iron Company
  • Colorado Laundry Company
  • Coppers Company
  • Dana Corporation Perfect
  • H L Bridgeman
  • Nuckolls Packing Company
  • Pueblo Power Plant
  • Pueblo Smelting and Refining Company
  • Pueblo Traction and Lighting Company
  • Pueblo Wae Lighting Company
  • Rock Wool Insulating Company
  • Southern Colorado Power Company
  • Standard Fire Brick Company

Rocky Flats

  • Aec/Erda
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Rocky Flats Plant
  • United States Atomic Energy Commission

Rocky Ford

  • American Beet Sugar Company
  • American Crystal Sugar Company
  • Oxnard Construction Company
  • Rocky Ford Power Plant
  • Southern Colorado Power Company
  • Utilicorp United Inc

Trinidad

  • Electrical Installation Company
  • Hawkins & Davis Crosswell Barnett Machine Company
  • Trinidad Electric Light Heat and Power Company
  • Trinidad Electric Railroad Company
  • Trinidad Electric Transmission Railway and Gas Company
  • Trinidad Municipal Power & Light Dept.
  • Trinidad Power Plant
  • Trinidad Sheetmetal

Valmont

  • Public Service Company of Colorado
  • Republic Construction Company
  • Valmont Station

Windsor

  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Great Western Sugar Company
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas