Asbestos Exposure in West Virginia

Mine-MontanaAnyone who worked in power plants or mining industries in West Virginia is at risk for asbestos and mesothelioma due to the unregulated amount of asbestos used in materials and equipment. Asbestos-containing materials were used nearly anywhere that fire, electrical or chemical hazards existed. Laboratory countertops, electrical machinery in insulation, and even protective clothing contained asbestos prior to the early 1980s. This is especially an issue in West Virginia’s coal mines and energy power plants.

Statistics for Mesothelioma Cases in West Virginia

West Virginia ranks 26th in the US for asbestos-related deaths. There have been 530 deaths from mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer between 1999 – 2013.

Filing an asbestos claim if you live in West Virginia

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 West Virginia. 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 West Virginia with Known Asbestos Usage & Exposure

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

Albright

  • Albright Power Station
  • Monongahela Power Company
  • Potomac Edison

Alloy

  • Electro Metallurgical Company
  • Elkem Metals
  • Union Carbide
  • West Virginia Hydro Electric Company

Apple Grove

  • Apple Grove Pulp Company
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Point Pleasant Plant
  • Shell Chemical Company

Beckley

  • Beckley Armory
  • Beckley National Bank
  • Pinecrest Hospital
  • United Mine Workers Hospital
  • A. Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Beech Bottom

  • American Gas and Electric Company
  • Beech Bottom Power Company, Inc.
  • Ohio Power Company
  • Wheeling Pittsburg Steel

Belle

  • Belle Alkali Company
  • Belle Works
  • Diamond Shamrock
  • I.Dupont Denemours
  • Sharples Solvents Corporation
  • Union Boiler

Benwood

  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
  • Benwood Iron Works
  • Boston & Ohio Railroad
  • Wheeling Coke Ovens
  • Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel
  • Wheeling Steel and Iron Company
  • Wheeling Steel Corporation

Bluefield

  • Bluefield Ice & Coal Company
  • Bluefield Water Works
  • Bluestone Tract’N Company
  • Coppinger Machinery
  • East River Electric Company
  • Norfolk and Western Railway Company

Buckhannon

  • Buckhannon Light and Water Company
  • Corhart Cement Company
  • Corhart Refractories Company
  • F. Pritchard & Company
  • Moore’s Business Forms

Cabin Creek

  • Aep Cabin Creek Power Station
  • Appalachian Electric Power Company
  • Appalachian Power and Light. Company
  • Cabin Creek Power Plant
  • Hope Natural Gas Company
  • Pure Oil Company

Chester

  • American Tin Plate Company
  • Celotex Corporation
  • Chester Rolling Mill Company
  • Chester Works
  • Koppers Company, Inc.
  • Taylor Smith & Taylor

Cresap

  • Appalachian Electric Power Company
  • Appalachian Power Company Mit
  • Captina Operating Company
  • Consolidation Coal Company
  • Cresap Powerhouse
  • Kammer Plant
  • Mitchell Powerhouse
  • Ohio Power Company

Dunbar

  • Acands, Inc.
  • Ap Green Refractories of Ohio
  • Armstrong Cork Company
  • Dunbar Glass
  • Dunbar Tire and Rubber Company
  • Port Amherst
  • Union Carbide Chemical Company

Elkins

  • Allegheny Veener Plant
  • Barnard & Wetzek Block Company
  • C & P Telephone Company
  • Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company – New Dial Building
  • Elkins Hospital

Follansbee

  • American Tar Products Company
  • Follansbee Brothers Company
  • Kippers Products Company
  • Koppers Company, Inc.
  • La Belle Iron Works
  • Steubenville Plant
  • Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel
  • Wheeling Steel Corporation

Gary

  • Alpheus Preparation Plant
  • Iron Gary Mdowell Company
  • Olga Coal Company
  • P. Gary Station
  • U S Steel Corp
  • United States Coal and Coke Company
  • United States Steel Mining Company
  • Welch, Mcdowell Company

Glasgow

  • Appalachian Electric Power Company
  • Appalachian Electric Power Company – Kanawha River Plant
  • Appalachian Power Company
  • Appalachian Power Company
  • Glasgow Powerhouse
  • Kanawha River Plant

Graham Station

  • American Gas and Electric
  • Appalachian Electric Power Company
  • Ohio Power Company
  • Ohio Power Company Appalachian Power
  • Phillip Sporn Plant

Grant Town

  • Assoc. Goal
  • Eastern Gas & Fuel Association
  • Federal Coal and Coke Company
  • Seneca Coal Corporation

Hinton

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company
  • Hinton Sanitary Board
  • Hinton Water Light and Supply Company
  • Sanitary Board
  • Wv Water Company

 

Institute

  • F. Goodrich
  • Carbide and Carbon Chemical Corp
  • Dupont
  • I. Dupont De Nemours & Company
  • Goodrich Gulf Chemicals Inc
  • Institute West Virginia Plant
  • Monsanto Chemical Company
  • Union Carbide & Carbon Chemical Corporation

Kenova

  • Aristech
  • Ashland Oil
  • Consolidated Light, Heat and Power Company
  • Jefferey De Whitt Escalator Plant
  • Jeffery Dewitt Insulator Company
  • Novamount
  • Ohio Transmission & Pump
  • Ohio Valley Electric Railway Company

Long Reach

  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Salt Mine
  • Union Carbide

Maidsville

  • Allegheny Energy Supply Company
  • Fort Martin Power Station
  • Monongahela Power Company
  • Valley Camp Coal Company
  • West Penn Power Company

Martinsburg

  • Capital Cement Company
  • Continental Clay Products Company
  • Corning Glass Works
  • Interwoven Mills Inc
  • Martin Marietta Cement Company
  • Martinsburg Gas Company
  • Standard Lime & Cement Company
  • Western Electric Company, Inc.
  • Wheeling Pittsburg Steel

Mount Storm

  • Mount Storm Power Company
  • Mount Storm Station
  • Storm Powerhouse
  • Stone & Webster Engineering Corp
  • Virginia Electric & Power Company
  • Virginia Electric & Power Company
  • Virginia Power & Light

Natrium

  • Columbia Southern Chemical
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Moray Chemical Corporation
  • Natrium Plant
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company

Newell

  • Ergon – West Virginia
  • Koppers Company, Inc.
  • Ohio Brass Company
  • Quaker State Corporation

Point Pleasant

  • Marietta Manufacturing Company
  • Pantasote Company
  • Point Pleasant Armory
  • Wv Malleable Iron

Ravenswood

  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation
  • Ravenswood Aluminum

Rivesville

  • Allegheny Energy
  • Monongahela Power and Railway Company
  • Monongahela West Penn Public Service Company
  • Mountaineer Coal Company
  • Rivesville Generating Station/ Monongahela Power
  • Rivesville Power Plant

Saint Marys

  • American Cyanamid
  • Mobay Chemical
  • Monongahela Power Company
  • Quaker State Corporation
  • Quaker State Oil Refining Company

Scary

  • Appalachian Power Company
  • John Amos Power House
  • Ohio Power Company

Sistersville

  • Sistersville Tank Works, Inc.
  • Ucc
  • Union Carbide Corp
  • Wetzel Tyler Street Railway Company

Vienna

  • Keene Corp
  • National Bottle
  • Owens Illinois Glass
  • Universal Glass

Washington

  • Carborundum Metals Company
  • I. Du Pont De Nemours
  • Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics Corporation
  • Washington Works

Weirton

  • Continental Can
  • Koppers Company, Inc.
  • National Steel
  • Phillips Sheet and Tin Plate Company
  • Strip Steel Department
  • Weir Cove Moving & Storage Company
  • Weirton General Hospital
  • Weirton National Steel
  • Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel

Wellsburg

  • Banner Fibreboard Company
  • George Sherrard Paper Manufacturing Company
  • Hudson Paper Company
  • International Paper and Power Company
  • West Penn Power Company

Weston

  • Colonial Glass
  • Louis Glass Company
  • Sun Lumber Company
  • W Va Hospital For Insane
  • West Virginia Glass
  • West Virginia Hospital For The Insane
  • Weston State Hospital

Willow Island

  • Allegheny Power Service Corporation
  • American Cyanimide Company
  • Calco Chemical Company
  • Cytec Industries Incorporated
  • Monongahela Power Company
  • Pleasants Powerhouse
  • Willow Island Powerhouse