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Asbestos in Florida: Insight to Industries with Asbestos Exposure

The Sunshine State is known for many things: beaches, spring break, and amusement parks to keep the thrills going for days. But a lengthy history of work-place asbestos exposure could be the reason you have shortness of breath when you enjoy walking the trails and shorelines. Our ample coastline has led to a rise in ship-based industries, from Naval ports to commercialized shipping ways, and that rise came with construction and repairs that heavily relied on asbestos-based products.

Civilians and servicemen alike who found careers by the water faced an increased risk of exposure, with confirmed asbestos at Pensacola Naval Shipyard in Pensacola, FL; Hendry Corporation and Tampa Bay Shipbuilding in Tampa, FL; Miami-Dade Dry dock in Miami, FL, and at many other sites. Land-locked areas were susceptible to asbestos exposure as well with major corporations and facilities throughout the state using asbestos products in the building, repairs, and maintenance of significant portions of their properties, including Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL; Anheuser-Busch, Frito-Lay, INC., Maxwell House Coffee Plant, and others located in Jacksonville, FL. Other sites with confirmed asbestos exposure are listed below:

 

  • Florida Power and Light Company throughout Florida
  • Atlantic Sugar Association in Belle Glade, FL
  • Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Florida Sugar Corporation in Clewiston, FL
  • Crystal River Nuclear Plant in Crystal River, FL
  • Key West Desalting Plant in Key West, FL
  • Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority in Key West, FL
  • Broward General Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • North Shore Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • AT&T/Southern Bell in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Lakeland Power Plant in Lakeland, FL
  • Ponce De Leon Hotel in Saint Augustine, FL
  • Barnett Bostwick and Osmond in Saint Augustine, FL
  • Sarasota Courthouse in Sarasota, FL
  • Florida A&M College in Tallahassee, FL
  • State Department of Agriculture in Tallahassee, FL
  • State Office Building Florida State Capital in Tallahassee, FL
  • Florida Cane Products in Tampa, FL

 

Employees at asbestos-laden sites were often unaware of the consequences of inhaling and working around the toxic materials, but suppliers knew the health risks. Their negligence then doesn’t mean that you can’t be compensated now for health issues stemming from exposure; reach out to Vinson Law today to speak with a qualified legal assistant who can discuss the free qualification process. Even if you have not been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, compensation is still available to those who qualify with select breathing issues. If a doctor has diagnosed you with COPD, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, or noticed nodes and/or spots on your lungs, a quick call to us can lead to the compensation you deserve.

 

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