Asbestos Exposure in Kentucky

CoalMines-KentuckyConstruction workers, miners and railroad workers were at the highest risk for asbestos exposure in Kentucky. Asbestos-containing materials were used in building and insulation, and many workers on these projects are at a high risk of exposure, and therefore are at risk of developing lung cancer or mesothelioma.

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.

Statistics for Mesothelioma Cases in Kentucky

Kentucky ranks 25th in the US for asbestos-related deaths. There have been 482 deaths from mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer between 1999 – 2013.

Filing an asbestos claim if you live in Kentucky

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 Kentucky. 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 Kentucky with Known Asbestos Usage & Exposure

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


  • Mathieson Chemical Corporation
  • Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corporation


  • Dix Dam Power Plant
  • W. Brown Generating Station
  • Kentucky Utilities Company


  • Cooper Powerhouse
  • East Kentucky Power Cooperative
  • John Sherman Cooper Station
  • John Sherman Copper Power Station
  • Power Plant


  • Arkema, Inc.
  • Cardinal Industrial Ins.
  • Carroll County High School
  • Dow Corning Plant
  • M & T Chemical, Inc.
  • Middle School


  • Ashland Oil and Refining Company
  • Ashland Petroleum Company
  • Ashland Synthetic Fuels Inc.
  • Calgon Corporation
  • Catlettsburg Kenova and Ceredo Water Company
  • Gulf Oil
  • Marathon Refinery Kentucky

Central City

  • A & G Farm Fresh Eggs Incorporated
  • Green River Power Plant
  • Kentucky Utilities Company
  • Tennessee Valley Authority


  • Britts Department Store
  • Centre College
  • Danville Laundry and Dry Cleaning Company
  • Danville Plaza
  • Kentucky State Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Palm Beach Company

Dix Dam

  • W. Brown Power Station
  • Kentucky Utilities Company
  • Westinghouse Electric Company


  • Black Diamond Coal Company
  • Paradise Steam Plant
  • Tennessee Valley Authority


  • Colt Industries
  • Elizabethtown High School
  • G C Burkhead Elementary School
  • Hardin County Memorial Hospital
  • Kentucky Galvanizing Company


  • Clarence Bailey Construction
  • Commercial Poultry House
  • Owens-Corning Glass
  • Rice Drywall & Painting
  • Russell Ferguson Building
  • Whitehurst Plumbing & Heating


  • Dale Generating Plant
  • Dale Generating Station
  • East Kentucky Power Coop
  • East Kentucky Rural Electric
  • M. Marcum Company

Fort Knox

  • EM Barracks Complex
  • Fort Knox
  • Fort Knox Hospital
  • General Insulation
  • Ireland Hospital
  • John Welker Company
  • Tank Repair Shop

Fort Thomas

  • Campbell Country Hospital
  • Highlands High School
  • Johnson School
  • Robert Johnson School
  • Ruth Mayer School
  • Veteran’s Affairs Hospital


  • Big Rivers Electric Corporation
  • Coleman Steam Plant
  • Kenneth C. Coleman Power Plant
  • National Southwire Aluminum Company
  • Western Kraft Corp
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Williamette Industries


  • Acme Mills
  • Commonwealth of KY Western State Hospital
  • Ellis Ice and Coal Company
  • Forbes and Brothers
  • Hopkinsville Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Jennie Stuart Hospital
  • Kentucky Public Service Company
  • C. Owen Lumber
  • Western Kentucky Insane Asylum




  • Ballard High School
  • Indian Trial School
  • Klondike Elementary School
  • Pleasure Ridge Vocational School


  • Carbide & Carbon Chemical
  • H. Magraw Company
  • Old K. W. W. Siding
  • Union Carbide Nuclear Company


  • Beer Distributing Warehouse
  • Latonia Refining Corporation
  • Latonia Shopping Center
  • Sohio Oil Company


  • Ashland Oil & Refinery Company


  • AEP Big Sandy Power Station
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • Chamber’s Construction
  • E C Ernest Electric Company
  • Kentucky Power Company
  • KY and WV Gas Company
  • Louisa Power
  • Stylrite Prefab Homes


  • Browning Manufacturing
  • Carnation Company
  • Charleston Bottoms
  • East Kentucky Powerhouse
  • Maysville Public Service Company
  • Spurlock Powerhouse


  • Middlesboro Kentucky Hospital
  • Tenn-Flake
  • R. Davis Construction Company


  • W. Rogers Station
  • Jesus Our Savior Church
  • Kentucky Power Company
  • Morehead College
  • Morehead State College
  • Morehead State Teachers College
  • Pine Hills Construction
  • Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company
  • Zilpo Recreational Park


  • Paradise Steam Plant
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Tva Fertilizer – Powerplant

Pulaski County

  • Somerset Refinery


  • J. Shaw
  • C&O Railroad
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad
  • CSX Transportation, Inc.


  • Chiller University Center
  • Eastern Kentucky State College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Eastern State College
  • Eastern State Teachers College
  • Okonite Company
  • State of Kentucky


  • C & O Railroad
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company
  • Inland Steel
  • Koppers Company
  • Northwestern Railroad
  • Queen City Steel
  • Raceland Car Shops
  • Russell Engine Terminal


  • Big River Electric Corp
  • Big River Power
  • Big Rivers Steam Plant
  • General Electric Company
  • KBI Plant
  • Reid Generating Station

South Shore

  • Charles Taylor & Sons
  • Hooker Chemical Corp
  • Hooker Electrochemical Company
  • National Lead
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation


  • Kentucky Stone Asphalt Plant
  • Kentucky Utilities Company
  • Tyrone Power House

West Paducah

  • Shawnee Steam Plant
  • Tennessee Valley Authority


  • Britts Department Store
  • Clark Company Hosp.
  • East Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation