Asbestos Exposure in Louisiana

OilRefineryBecause of the vast oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana is home to many oil refineries and laborers who were exposed to asbestos on the job. These workers are at risk for developing mesothelioma and lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure. Asbestos was used to insulate tanks, vats and pipelines.

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.

Hurricane Katrina caused a surge of asbestos exposure after it damaged building and homes. Anyone who worked on demolition or deconstruction of buildings in the years after Katrina may have been exposed to asbestos and could develop asbestos-related lung cancer in decades to come.

Statistics for Mesothelioma Cases in Louisiana

Louisiana ranks 18th in the US for asbestos-related deaths. There have been 856 deaths from mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer between 1999 – 2013.

Filing an asbestos claim if you live in Louisiana

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 Louisiana. 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 Louisiana with Known Asbestos Usage & Exposure

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

Abbeville

  • Abbelle Rice Mill Ltd
  • Acadia Vermillion Rice Irrigation Company, Inc.
  • Hunter Canal Company
  • J Henry Putnam Rose Hill Plantation
  • Louisiana State Rice Milling

Algiers

  • Avondale Shipyards, Inc. – Algiers
  • Johnson Iron Works and Shipbuilding Company
  • Naval Air Station
  • Sewerage and Water Board of N.O.
  • Todd Shipyard
  • S. Naval Station

Arabi

  • Amstar Corporation
  • Arabi Packing Company
  • Chalmette Refinery
  • Domino Sugar

Avondale

  • American Cyanamid Company
  • Avondale Marine Ways, Inc.
  • Avondale Shipyards, Inc. – Avondale
  • Chemical Construction Company

Baker

  • Baker High School
  • Bakerfield Elementary
  • Scokill Metal
  • White Hills Elementary

Baldwin

  • Central Louisiana Electric Company
  • Central Louisiana Energy Corporation
  • Cleco Power LLC
  • Phoenix Planting and Manufacturing Company
  • Teche Steam Plant

Bastrop

  • Consolidated Chemical Industries Inc.
  • International Paper Company
  • Louisiana Mill
  • Southern Kraft Corporation

Baton Rouge

  • Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation
  • Allied Chemical Corporation
  • Capolymer Rubber & Chemical Corporation
  • Ethyl Corporation
  • Gulf States Utilities Company
  • Standard Oil Company of Louisiana
  • Stauffer Chemical Company

Bayou Teche

  • Avoca Drainage District
  • Bellevue Plantation
  • Calumet Plantation
  • N. Pharr and Sons
  • Keystone Plantation
  • Loisel Plantation
  • Shady Side Plantation
  • Victoria Plantation B.J. Movy

Belle Chasse

  • BP Amoco Louisiana
  • British Petroleum
  • Brown & Root
  • Chevron Chemical Company
  • Conoco Refinery Louisiana
  • Gulf Oil Corporation
  • Red Star Yeast and Products Company
  • Universal Foods Corp Red Star Yeast Operations

Berwick

  • Glenwild Plantation
  • N. Pharr
  • Oyster Shell Products
  • Sewart Seacraft Incorporated
  • Texaco Inc.
  • Texas Company

Bogalusa

  • Bogalusa Paper Mill
  • Bogalusa Stave Company
  • Crown Zellerbach Corporation
  • Gaylord Container Corporation
  • James River Paper
  • Marshall Ballard, Jr.
  • Southern Wood Distillate and Fibre Company
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Calcasieu Refining

Church Point

  • Canal Refining

Convent

  • Bechtel Corp
  • Convent Chemical Corporation
  • Freeport Chemical Company
  • Texaco Refinery

Covington

  • Covington Ice and Cold Stge. Company
  • Public Utilities Company
  • Mackee Pine Products
  • Southern Hotel
  • Tammany Ice and Manufacturing Company

Crowley

  • Arcadia Vermilion Rice Irrigation
  • Crowley Rice Milling Company
  • W. Atwood
  • Gulf Public Service Company
  • Louisiana Irrigation & Mill Company
  • Mamou Canal Company
  • Simon Rice Mill
  • Standard Milling Company
  • Water Works and Electric Plant

Deridder

  • Boise Cascade Corporation
  • Boise Southern Company
  • International Paper Company
  • Westvaco

Destrehan

  • American Cyanamid Ammonia Plant
  • American Oil Company
  • Mexican Petroleum Company of Louisiana (Inc.)
  • Oriental Exporters Inc.
  • Pan Am Southern Corporation
  • Pan American Southern Corp

Elizabeth

  • Boise Cascade
  • Calcasieu Sulphate Paper Company Inc.
  • Calkraft Paper Company
  • Industrial Lumber Company

Eunice

  • Anchor Gasoline Corporation
  • H. Coleman and Company
  • Runnels Corp
  • Runnels Gas Products
  • Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corp
  • Uno Tex Petroleum

Garyville

  • Marathon Refinery Louisiana

Good Hope

  • Gatx
  • General American Transportation Corporation
  • Good Hood Refinery
  • Good Hope Industries, Inc.
  • La Power & Light
  • Louisiana Power & Light Company
  • New Orleans Refining Company Inc.
  • Pullman Kellogg
  • Shell Oil Company

Gramercy

  • Colonial Sugars Company
  • Gramercy Sugar Company
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation

Hodge

  • Continental Can Company
  • Smurfit-Stone Container
  • Southern Advance Bag & Paper Company
  • Stone Container Corporation

Jeanerette

  • L. Monnot
  • Delgado Albania Plantation Commission
  • Delgardo and Company
  • Jeanerette Sugar Company, Inc.
  • Loisel Sugar Refining Company
  • Ma Patout and Son, Ltd
  • Roane Sugar Inc.

Jennings

  • Jennings Gas and Electric Company
  • Jennings Norwood Irrigation Company
  • Louisiana Irrigation & Mill Company
  • Lowry Irrigation Plant
  • Mayville Canal Company
  • McFarlan Irrigation Plant
  • Rice Milling Company
  • Riverside Irrigation Company
  • B.A. Shipyards

Kenner

  • Anco Insulation, Inc.
  • Delta Match Corp of La
  • Exxon
  • Fourth Jefferson Drainage District
  • Hepinstall Steel Company
  • Humble Oil Refining
  • Kenner Home Team Track

Killona

  • Waterford Nuclear Power Plant

LaPlace

  • Bayou Steel Corporation

Lockport

  • Bollinger Shipyard
  • Halter Marine
  • E. Morrison Estate
  • Valentine Pulp & Paper Company Inc.
  • Valentine Sugars

Luling

  • Bungy Grain Elevator
  • Indeck Power Equipment Company
  • Lion Oil Refining Company
  • Monsanto Chemical Company

Mansfield

  • Brown & Root
  • Central Louisiana Electric
  • Cleco Power LLC
  • Dolet Hills Steam Plant Unit 1
  • Hendrix Manufacturing Company
  • International Paper Company
  • Louisiana Public Utilities Company
  • Southwestern Electric Power Company

Marrero

  • Archbishop Shaw High School
  • Celotex Corporation
  • Chinchuba Institute
  • General Industrial Alcohol Company
  • Immaculate Conception School
  • Jefferson Parrish Wastewater District #2
  • Johns Manville Products Corporation

Meraux

  • Murphy Oil Louisiana

Minden

  • Army Ammunition Plant
  • City of Minden – Minden Municipal Power
  • Clement-Braswell, Inc.
  • La Energy and Power Authority
  • Louisiana Energy and Power Authority
  • Louisiana Ordnance Plant
  • Minden Utilities System
  • Webb Press Company

Montz

  • Little Gypsy Power Plant

Mooringsport

  • Lieberman Steam Plant
  • Southwestern Electric Power Company
  • Southwestern Gas and Electric Company
  • Swepco/Liberman Plant
  • Wepco/Liberman Plant

Morgan City

  • Conrad Industries
  • J Ray McDermott
  • La Energy and Power Authority
  • Louisiana Energy and Power Authority
  • McDermott Shipyard
  • Morgan City Municipal

Natchitoches

  • City of Natchitoches
  • Louisiana State Normal College
  • Natchitoches Municipal Electric Light and Water Department
  • Natchitoches Steam Plant
  • Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company

New Iberia

  • Exxon
  • Gulf Public Service Company
  • Humble Avery Island
  • Iberia Sugar Corp
  • C. Soileau & Son
  • Quaker Oats Company
  • Red Fox Industries

New Orleans

  • Avondale Shipyard
  • Delta Shipyard
  • C. Higgins Shipyard
  • Halter Marine
  • Louisiana Power & Light
  • Marquette Insulation
  • Todd Shipyard

New Roads

  • Big Cajun Two Steam Plant Unit 3
  • Cajun Electric Power Coop. Inc.
  • Louisiana Electric Co-Op
  • Louisiana Generating

Oakdale

  • Arizona Chemical Company
  • Hillyer Deutsch Edwards Inc.
  • Louisiana Public Utilities Company
  • Newport Industries Inc.
  • Reichold Chemical Company
  • Tenneco Chemicals Company

Plaquemine

  • Dow Chemical Powerhouse
  • Georgia Gulf Corporation
  • Georgia Pacific Plant
  • Hercules Refinery
  • Hercules, Inc.
  • McWilliams Dredging Company
  • Myrtle Grove Sugar

Port Allen

  • Exxon Company USA
  • McWilliams Dredging Company
  • Placid Oil Refinery
  • Placid Refining
  • Poplar Grove Factory and Refining Company
  • Smithfield Sugar
  • Wesrover Sugar Factory

Port Sulphur

  • Combustion Equipment
  • Deerfiled Glassine Company
  • Freeport / McMorran
  • Freeport Sulphur Company
  • Freeport/McMorran

Raceland

  • Godchaux Sugar Inc.
  • Raceland Milling Company
  • Savannah Foods
  • South Coast Corp

Ruston

  • Arkansas Fuel Oil Company
  • Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company
  • City of Ruston – Ruston Power Plant
  • Duraflake South Inc.
  • Louisiana Methodist Orphanage
  • Louisiana Polytechnic Institute
  • Ruston City Water Works

Saint Francisville

  • Crown Vantage, Inc.
  • Crown Zellerbach Corporation
  • International Paper Mill
  • James River Paper
  • Natalbany Lumber Company
  • River Bend Power Plant
  • River Bend Powerhouse
  • Francisville Paper Company

Saint James

  • Agrico Faustina Plant
  • Chevron Chemical Company
  • Gulf Oil Chemicals Company
  • IMC Agrico
  • James Sugar Co-Op Inc.

Saint Mary’s Parish

  • Columbian Carbon Company

Springhill

  • Arizona Chemical Plant
  • International Paper Company
  • Southern Kraft International Paper Company
  • Springhill Mill

Sulphur

  • Certainteed Corp
  • Cities Service Refinery
  • Conoco Oil Refinery
  • Firestone
  • Occidental Chemical Company
  • Union Sulphur Company

Taft

  • Beker Industries Corporation
  • Hooker Chemicals & Plastics
  • Lumas Construction
  • Occidental Chemical Company
  • Oxy Chem
  • Taft Louisiana Plant
  • Union Carbide Chemical Plant
  • Waterford Nuclear Station

Thibodaux

  • Caldwell Sugar Coop
  • Entergy Louisiana Inc.
  • Freeport Sulphur Company
  • Louisiana Power and Light
  • Reality Operators Inc.
  • Southdown Sugars, Inc.
  • Standard Sugars Company
  • E. Howell
  • S. Lafargue Elementary School

Vacherie

  • National Bagasse Products Company
  • South Down Sugar Refinery
  • Southdown Corporation
  • Southdown Sugar, Inc.
  • Vacherie Plant

Venice

  • Exxon
  • Garden Island Bay Plant
  • Gulf Oil Corp
  • Halliburton
  • Humble Oil & Refining

West Lake Charles

  • City Services Oil Company
  • Hercules Powder Company
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass
  • Tutwiler Refinery
  • W R Grace & Company Davison Chemical Div.

Westwego

  • L. Patterson
  • American Cyanamid Company
  • Avondale Shipyards Inc. – Westwego
  • Celotex Corporation
  • Federal Products Company
  • La Power & Light
  • Louisiana Power & Light Company
  • Nine Mile Plant
  • Rossville Alcohol Corp

White Castle

  • Cedar Grove Factory
  • Cedar Grove Plantation
  • William T. Burton Industries