Mesothelioma: The Case of Pensacola, Florida

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 4:04 pm    

Mesothelioma: The Case of Pensacola, Florida – History

pensacolaPensacola is the original capital of Florida and the first European settlement in the United States. Many early building developments were made in the city, for example, the first United States Naval Air Station. The city was the ideal location for the air station as the Pensacola Bay gives access and connection to the Gulf of Mexico.

Pensacola was dubbed the city of five flags, as a result of the five different governments that had flown their flags in the city throughout history. The governments were Spain, France, Great Britain, The Confederation and the United States.

Mesothelioma: The Case of Pensacola, Florida – Crist Power Plant

In the years after World War II, Crist Power Plant was established in the city. It was a coal operated plant that generated electricity, run by the Gulf Power Company. Many jobs in the power plant and at other job sites exposed workers to asbestos. Asbestos was found in materials such as:

  • Electrical cloth
  • Work surfaces
  • Turbines
  • Fire doors
  • Piping and conduit

Mesothelioma: The case of Pensacola, Florida – Asbestos Containing Materials


According to the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, other job sites where asbestos exposure occurred in the city; which may still have asbestos containing materials are:

  • West Florida Hospital
  • E. M Barracks
  • Saufley Field
  • Shook & Fletcher Insulation
  • Crist Plant/Gulf Power
  • Bureau of Yards and Docks United States Naval Air Station
  • Moncrief Army Hospital
  • Industrial Marine Supply Company Inc.
  • German American Lumber Company

Please note that the above list is not exhausted as there are a number of other job sites in Pensacola that still have asbestos containing materials.

Recently the historic John Sunday House and its adjoining carriage house in Pensacola, Florida was demolished. This building was tagged as one of the sites with asbestos containing materials.


If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed in Florida, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Vinson Law Office and they will connect you to a specialized Mesothelioma attorney.

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