Asbestos Exposure in Florida

power-plant-FloridaFlorida has several asbestos sites all across the coast, especially in the southern region. A large percentage of these sites were power plants, chemical plants, and military bases. Asbestos use was very common before it was regulated in the 1970’s due to known health risks. Workers at these sites (listed below) are at greater risk of developing mesothelioma and lung cancer.  Unfortunately, many of the families of workers 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.

Before the known health risks, asbestos was used as a heat retardant for many major industrial companies. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for example was known to have used asbestos for fireproofing purposes and in several of their space shuttles. Any asbestos containing materials used in construction of these space shuttles have potentially harmed the health of workers across the NASA base.

Statistics for Mesothelioma Cases in Florida

To this date, more than 2,400 mesothelioma and asbestos-related deaths and thousands of lung cancer diagnoses have been reported from Florida. That number ranks the state of Florida 2nd in the United States on Deaths caused by mesothelioma.

Filing an asbestos claim if you live in Florida

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 Florida. 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 Florida with Known Asbestos Usage & Exposure

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

Belle Glade

  • Atlantic Sugar Association
  • Belle Glade Sugar Mill
  • Florida Sugar Corporation
  • Glades Sugar House
  • Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida
  • Talisman Sugar Corp
  • S. Sugar Company

Bonnie

  • Ammonia Inc.
  • Chemical Inc
  • IMC Corporation
  • International Minerals & Chemical Company
  • F. Pritchard & Company

Bradenton

  • Bradenton Steam Electric Station
  • Florida National Bank
  • Florida Power & Light Company
  • Manatee Light and Fraction Company
  • Manatee Memorial Hospital
  • Phoenix Utility Company
  • Tropicana Products, Inc
  • Zoller Lumber Company

Brewster

  • Amalgamated Phosphate Company
  • American Cyanamid Company

Brooksville

  • Central Power & Lime Inc
  • Chemical Lime Company
  • Florida Mining & Materials Corporation
  • Southern Bell Telephone Company

Cantonment

  • Champion International
  • Champion Paper
  • Chemstrand
  • Florida Pulp & Paper Company
  • Saint Regis Paper Company
  • Regis Paper Company

Cape Canaveral

  • Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
  • Cape Canaveral Power Plant
  • Complex 37
  • Florida Power & Light
  • Kennedy Space Center

Clewiston

  • Clewiston Power Plant
  • Clewiston, Ltd.
  • Everglades Sugar Refinery Inc.
  • Florida Cane Products Corp
  • Southern Sugar Company
  • Sugar Mill
  • United States Sugar Corp

Cocoa

  • Cape Kennedy Air Force Station
  • Cidco Park
  • Cocoa Power Plant
  • Orlando Utilities
  • Patrick Air Force Base
  • Rocket Insulation Company

Crystal River

  • Crystal River Nuclear Plant
  • Crystal River Units
  • Florida Power & Light Company

Deland

  • Deland Electric Light Power and Ice Company
  • Southern Bell Telephone Company
  • Turner Power Plant
  • Us Air Operational Training Station

Dunedin

  • C. Skinner Machinery
  • Citrus Concentrates Inc
  • Clinton Foods Inc
  • George L. Simonds
  • Juice Industries, Inc

East Tampa

  • S. Phosphoric Products Corporation

Enterprise

  • Florida Power Corporation
  • Turner Plant

Foley

  • Brooks-Scanlon Corporation
  • Buckeye Cellulose Corporation
  • Buckeye Florida
  • Proctor and Gamble Paper Company, Mill
  • Triangle Construction Company

Fort Meade

  • Armour Agricultural Chemical
  • Armour Mine
  • Us Steel
  • V C Chemical Company

Fort Myers

  • Fort Myers Power Plant

Gonzalez

  • Chemstrand Company
  • Combustion Engineering Inc
  • Daniel Construction Company
  • Gonzalez Corp
  • Monsanto Chemical Company
  • Monsanto Textiles Company
  • Nylon Development Center

Hialeah

  • FEC Hialeah TT
  • Holiday Inn
  • Miami Mills Inc.
  • Seaboard Airline Railroad Company
  • T & H Insulation, Inc.

Holiday

  • Anclote Power Plant

Hollywood

  • Diplomat Hotel
  • Hollywood Florida Water & Sewage
  • Hollywood Memorial Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital

Homestead

  • Everglades National Park
  • Homestead Air Force Base
  • Turkey Point Powerhouse
  • U S Air Force

Jay

  • Amerada Hess Corporation
  • Delta Engineering Corporation
  • Exxon Plant
  • Jay Oil

Leesburg

  • Asphalt Pavers, Inc
  • Grass Fibre Pulp and Paper Company
  • Leesburg Canning Company
  • Leesburg Ice Company
  • Minute Maid Corp
  • Vacuum Food Corp

Miami Beach

  • Castaways Hotel
  • Eden Roc Hotel
  • Florida Power & Light Company
  • Fontainbleau Hotel
  • Holiday Inn
  • Seville Hospital

Milton

  • By Rne Organization X Field
  • Escambia Bay Chemical Company
  • S. Naval Auxiliary Air Station
  • United States Navy Air Base
  • X Field

Nichols

  • Conserco Plant
  • Conserv, Inc
  • Mobil Chemical Company
  • Virginia Carolina Chemical Company
  • Virginia Carolina Dap Plant

Ocala

  • Ferguson Lumber
  • Fidelity Savings & Loan Company
  • Georgia Pacific Corp
  • Monroe Memorial Hospital
  • Ocala Manufacturing Company

Oldsmar

  • W. Higgins Power Station
  • Florida Power Corp
  • Higgins Power Plant

Pace

  • Air Products Company
  • American Cyanamid Company
  • Columbia National
  • Escambia Chemical Corporation
  • Santa Rosa Plant
  • South Central Bell Telephone Company

Palm Beach

  • Breakers Hotel
  • Florida East Coast Hotel Company
  • Hotel Alba
  • Palm Beach Power Plant
  • Seacoast Utilities

Perry

  • Buckeye Cellulose Corporation
  • Buckeye Paper
  • Burton Swartz Cypress Company
  • Lee Tidewater Cypress Company

Plant City

  • Cornett Mine
  • Coronet Phosphate Company
  • Cpi Siding
  • Davy PowerGas Incorporated
  • Lykes Brothers Plant
  • Plant City Public Services Company

Plymouth

  • Florida Foods Inc
  • Minute Maid Corp
  • Plymouth Citrus Growers Ass’N
  • Plymouth Citrus Products
  • Thomas Oconnor and Company
  • Vacuum Foods Corp

Pompano Beach

  • Broward County Animal County Div
  • Burdines Department Store
  • Pompano Fashon Square
  • Sea Haven Condominium Apartments
  • Worthington Pump

Red Level

  • Florida Power & Light Company

Riviera Beach

  • Bizarre International
  • Florida Power & Light Company
  • Port of Palm Beach
  • Riviera Beach Power Plant
  • Tropical Shipping and Construction

Saint Augustine

  • Barnett Bostwick and Osmond
  • Howard Johnson Motel
  • Lightner Museum
  • Ponce De Leon Hotel
  • Augustine Light and Power Company
  • John Light and Power Company

Saint Lucie

  • Lucie Nuclear Power Plant

Sanford

  • Air Operational Training Station
  • Florida Power & Light Company
  • S. Wiggins
  • Naval Air Station
  • Old Crown Company Plant
  • Old Crown Warehouse
  • Patrick Fruit Company
  • Sanford Power Plant
  • United States Naval Air Station

Sarasota

  • Electronic Mechanical Research Building
  • Florida Power & Light Company
  • Morgan Junior High School
  • Payne Terminal
  • Sarasota Courthouse
  • Sarasota Powerhouse

Sneads

  • Sholz Power Plant

South Bay

  • Gulf & Western Foods Products
  • Okeelanta Growers and Processors Cooperative
  • Okeelanta Sugar Refinery
  • Okellanta Corporation

Tampa Bay

  • Gannon/Culbreath Power Plant

Titusville

  • Black and Watch
  • Imperial Towers
  • Indian River Plant
  • Pantry Pride

Vero Beach

  • Air Operational Training Station
  • City of Vero Beach/Vero Beach Station #2
  • Indiana River Hospital
  • Municipal Power Plant

White Springs

  • Occidental Chemical Corporation
  • PCS Phosphate

Yukon

  • United States Naval Air Station
  • United States Naval Hospital