Asbestos Exposure in New Mexico

power-plant-FloridaNew Mexico gains a lot of economic benefit from its energy production and manufacturing plants, however it has created a risk to workers over the years due to asbestos-related materials that are present in facilities and used in products. Energy plants such as Four Corner Power Plant and the San Juan Powerhouse are specific firms that have an elevated risk of asbestosis exposure.

Unfortunately, many of the families of these 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 New Mexico

New Mexico ranks 38th in the US for asbestos-related deaths. There have been 224 deaths from mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer between 1999 – 2013.

Filing an asbestos claim if you live in New Mexico

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 New Mexico. 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 New Mexico with Known Asbestos Usage & Exposure

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


  • Alamogordo Lambert Company
  • Alamogordo Lumber Company
  • Holloman Air Force Base
  • R. Prestridge Lumber Company
  • Merrill H. Fisher
  • Southwest Lumber Company
  • Texas Louisiana Power Company
  • White Sands Missile Range


  • Navajo Refining


  • T. and Sante Fe Railway System
  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
  • Southern Public Service Company
  • Town of Clovis


  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Chaco Compressor Station
  • Farmington Insulation & Metal Supply Inc.
  • Four Corners Powerhouse
  • Municipal Light Plant Farmington
  • Plateau Refinery
  • Production Equipment Corp
  • San Juan Power Plant


  • Arizona Public Service Company
  • Four Corners Power Plant
  • Four Corners Steam Electric Generating Plant
  • Lovington Power Plant
  • Public Service Company of New Mexico


  • Ace Building & Supply Company
  • Ace Welding Service
  • Climax Chemical Company
  • H B Zachry Company
  • Maddok Power Plant
  • New Mexico Electric Service Company
  • Northern Natural Gas Company
  • Warren Petroleum Corporation
  • Wonder Building Display



  • American Laundry and Dry Cleaning Company
  • Chino Mines Company
  • Chino Mines Power Plant
  • Kennecott Copper Company
  • Kennicott Copper Mines
  • Nevada Consolidated Copper Corporation
  • Phelps Dodge Mining

Las Cruces

  • Burn Construction Company, Inc.
  • City of Las Cruces Gas Distribution System
  • El Paso Electric Company
  • Farmers Compress Company
  • Haines Sewing Plant
  • New Mexico State University

Los Alamos

  • Atomic Energy Commission
  • Los Alamos Atomic Testing Site
  • Los Alamos Laboratories
  • Los Alamos Power Plant
  • Zia Corporation


  • International Minerals and Chemical Corp
  • United States Potash Company


  • Lea County Electric Cooperative Inc
  • Turbine Generator
  • Warren Petroleum Corporation

Santa Fe

  • Aqua Fria School
  • Neff Buckner
  • New Mexico State Penitentiary
  • Santa Fe General Hospital

Silver City

  • New Mexico Light Heat and Power Company
  • New Mexico State Teachers College
  • Silver City Reduction Company
  • Socorro Mines
  • Town of Silver City