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ARIZONA: Mesothelioma Lawyers Share a Map of AZ Asbestos Exposure Sites


Every year, thousands of men and women across the country are diagnosed with mesothelioma, including many in Arizona. Even more are diagnosed with lung cancer and asbestosis. Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases could have been prevented if workers had been warned about the dangers of asbestos and had been properly protected from exposure to the deadly carcinogen. LK’s litigation team vigorously advocates for the legal rights of Arizona mesothelioma patients and their family members.

Due to the presence of numerous copper foundries, power plants, military bases, and other industrial employers throughout Arizona, mill workers, powerhouse employees, insulators, plumbers, laborers, electricians, pipefitters, chemical operators, machinist, boilermakers, engineers and many other trades were routinely exposed to asbestos on a daily basis at their places of employment. Attorneys at LK have extensive experience in investigating these occupational exposures:

Arizona Copper Plants

Dating back to the 19th century, copper mining has been one of Arizona’s largest industries. For many decades, Arizona was considered the largest copper-producing state in the country. Spread across Ajo, Jerome, Morenci, Bisbee, Globe, and Mesa, copper mining and plant jobs were abundant throughout Arizona. Between the 1920s and 1980s, men and women employed in Arizona’s copper industry were at risk of being exposed to large amounts of asbestos dust.

Arizona’s copper industry required the construction and operation of large foundries where impurities were removed and the copper was processed. Many of the construction materials used to build Arizona’s copper mines contained asbestos, exposing copper plant employees and independent contractors to large amounts of asbestos dust. Due to the high temperatures required for processing copper, much of the equipment installed and maintained at the copper plants were insulated with asbestos. Other products, including asbestos blankets, asbestos gloves, asbestos mittens, bench tops and protective gear were frequently used throughout copper plants. Individuals present at many of Arizona’s copper plants were regularly exposed to asbestos.

Processing copper at these locations throughout Arizona also required large amounts of power. Machinery, including boilers, furnaces, cooling towers, generators, motors, and turbines were installed throughout the copper plants to generate the electricity necessary to operate the plant. Much of this equipment was insulated with large amounts of asbestos. Employees at Arizona’s copper plants regularly worked with or around these machines as they were being maintained. Asbestos-containing gaskets, packing, raw asbestos and masonry products were regularly installed and replaced on these heat-creating machines.

Asbestos Exposure at Arizona Power Plants

Thousands of Arizona citizens were exposed to asbestos at many of Arizona’s power plants. Featuring coal-fired plants, hydroelectric plants, nuclear plants, generating stations and several small utility company plants, Arizona power plants supplied electricity to customers from El Paso, Texas to Los Angeles California. To achieve such a great output of electricity, numerous tradespeople, including electricians, boilermakers, labor gangs, pipefitters, insulators, steamfitters, millwrights, machinists, clerks, maintenance crews, inspectors, engineers and draftsmen were required. Attorneys at LK have successfully represented many different trades who have been extensively exposed to asbestos at power plants.

Boilers, furnaces, turbines, cooling towers and ovens were installed, maintained and repaired at these power plants. This equipment required large amounts of asbestos-containing products to properly function. Other products, including pumps, valves, motors, wire, cable, heaters, air conditioning units, gaskets, packing, chillers, steam traps and masonry products were necessary to allow the powerhouses to properly function. Individuals working at these Arizona power plants were exposed to large amounts of asbestos dust from their work with or around these products.

Arizona Military Bases

Dating back to the 1920’s, numerous military bases were established throughout Arizona, including bases which supported the Marine Corps, Air Force, and U.S. Army. Available statistics on Arizona’s military bases estimate that each base in Arizona operates with approximately 3,000-5,000 individuals. Between the 1920s and 1980s, military personnel, civilian employees and independent contractors employed at these bases were routinely exposed to asbestos. Military bases in Arizona required the presence of mechanics, boilermakers, electricians, plumbers, millwrights, and many other tradespeople. Garages, boiler rooms, machine shops, fabrication shops, metal shops, stock rooms, warehouses, and other buildings contained asbestos which individuals present at these military bases worked with and around. Attorneys at LK are experienced in investigating asbestos exposures suffered by individuals present or employed at these locations.

Other Arizona Industry

Arizona’s industry between the 1930’s and 1980’s included manufacturers and producers of paper, foundry materials, automotive accessories, construction materials, cleaning chemicals, industrial chemicals, and other everyday consumer products. Individuals in Arizona employed at these worksites performed the backbreaking work necessary to make these companies successful without knowledge of the serious health hazards created by exposure to asbestos at these worksites. Attorneys at Levy Konigsberg have the expertise necessary to carefully analyze your work history to identify the unique asbestos exposures that were present at your previous places of employment.

Arizona Retirees

Averaging 286 days of sun a year and offering a warm, dry climate, many hardworking families choose to spend their retirement in Arizona. After decades of hard labor and financial planning for retirement, individuals who relocated to Arizona to enjoy their retirement may tragically learn that they have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness. When considering filing a lawsuit, retirees in Arizona may be concerned about where their case should be filed. The attorneys at LK are experienced in determining the best location for the filing of a relocated retiree’s lawsuit. During your free consultation, an LK attorney will answer all of your questions regarding your relocation and the filing of your asbestos lawsuit.

Individual Case Review

In Arizona, and across the country, many people also developed mesothelioma from non-occupational asbestos exposures, such as automotive work, home renovations and other hobbies, or from “second-hand asbestos exposure,” which occurred when work clothes contaminated with asbestos were worn home. An experienced LK attorney will assist your family in determining all possible sources of your exposure to asbestos dust.

Arizona worksites where asbestos exposure was common include:

Arizona Asbestos Exposure Map

Figure 1. Map of the most common asbestos exposure worksites in the State of Arizona.

  • Abitibi Snowflake Power Plant (Snowflake, AZ)
  • American Smelting & Refining Company (Hayden, AZ)
  • Anaconda Copper Mining Company (Miami, AZ)
  • Apache Generating Station (Cochise, AZ)
  • Aqua Fria Powerhouse (Glendale, AZ)
  • Arizona Copper Company Ltd. (Clifton, AZ)
  • Arizona Eastern Railroad Company (Globe, AZ)
  • Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (Cochise, AZ)
  • Arizona Public Service Company (Page, AZ)
  • Arizona Public Service Plant (Tempe, AZ)
  • Arizona Railroad Company (San Manuel, AZ)
  • Asarco (Pinal County, AZ)
  • Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Base (Phoenix, AZ)
  • BHP Cooper (San Manuel, AZ)
  • Calumet & Arizona Mining Company (Douglas, AZ)
  • Camp Navajo – U.S. Army (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • Chandler Power Plant (Chandler, AZ)
  • Childs-Irving Power Plant (Fossil Creek, AZ)
  • Chochise Powerhouse (Cochise, AZ)
  • Cholla Power Plant (Holbrook, AZ)
  • Coronado Power Plant (St. John, AZ)
  • Cypress Mines (Globe, AZ)
  • Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (Tucson, AZ)
  • Douglas Improvement Company (Doughlas, AZ)
  • Flagstaff Electric Light Company (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • General Electric (Chandler, AZ)
  • Gibson Copper Company (Globe, AZ)
  • Gilbert Engineering (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Globe Light & Power Company (Globe, AZ)
  • Good Samaritan Hospital (Phoenix, AZ)
  • HP Copper (San Manuel, AZ)
  • Indian Hospital (Ajo, AZ)
  • Inspiration Copper Mine (Globe, AZ)
  • Kennecott Copper Company (Hayden, AZ)
  • Kryrene Powerhouse (Tempe, AZ)
  • Luke Air Force Base (Glendale, AZ)
  • Magma Copper Company (San Manuel, AZ)
  • Mercury Mines of America (Globe, AZ)
  • Miami Copper Company (Miami, AZ)
  • Navajo Generating Station (Page, AZ)
  • New Cornelia Copper Company (Ajo, AZ)
  • Ocotillo Power Plant (Tempe, AZ)
  • Old Dominion Copper Mining & Smelting Company (Globe, AZ)
  • Page Arizona Power Plant (Page, AZ)
  • Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Plant (Clarkdale, AZ)
  • Phelps-Doge Corporation (Ajo, AZ)
  • Phoenix Cement Company (Clarkdale, AZ)
  • Phoenix Civic Plaza (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Ponderosa Paper Products Company (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • Ray Consolidated Copper Company (Hayden, AZ)
  • Saginaw & Manistee Lumber Company (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • Salt River Project (Phoenix, AZ)
  • San Manuel Copper Refinery (San Manuel, AZ)
  • Shannon Copper Company (Clifton, AZ)
  • Smurfit Stone Corporation (Snowflake, AZ)
  • Snowflake Paper Mill (Snowflake, AZ)
  • South Western Nitrochemical Company (Chandler, AZ)
  • Southwest Forest Industries (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • Southwest Lumber Mills (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • Southern Pacific Railway (Tucson, AZ)
  • Spreckels Sugar Company (Chandler, AZ)
  • St. John Electric Company (St. John, AZ)
  • Superior & Boston Copper Company (Globe, AZ)
  • Tucson Gas & Electric Company (Tucson, AZ)
  • United Verde Copper Company (Clarkdale, AZ)
  • University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
  • U.S. Inspection Station (Douglas, AZ)
  • West Phoenix Power Plant (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Williams Air Force Base (Chandler-Mesa, AZ)
  • Wisconsin Tissue (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • Yucca Power Plant (Yuma, AZ)
  • Yuma Marine Corps Base (Yuma, AZ)

If you or your loved one are an Arizona resident or were exposed to asbestos in Arizona, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, please call 1-800-637-6529 or submit an online inquiry on this website to receive a FREE consultation with an attorney at Levy Konigsberg LLP.

ATTENTION: Mesothelioma has no known cure and often causes severe pain, suffering, and other types of damage, such as loss of consortium, and loss of income. Additionally, due to the exceedingly high cost of mesothelioma treatments, many families exhaust savings and accumulate financial debt in order to pay for the medical expenses of their family member.

Under the law of most states, pain and suffering from mesothelioma may be compensated through the award of money damages, usually obtained with the help of experienced mesothelioma attorneys. In some states other types of damages may also be recovered.

Asbestos litigation affords mesothelioma victims the opportunity to receive financial compensation and hold accountable the companies that caused their asbestos exposure.

IMPORTANT: If you or your family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should get in touch with a mesothelioma lawyer as early as possible to determine if you have a mesothelioma case and to:

  • Preserve your rights to bring a legal action against the responsible parties within the limited time frame allowed by law, known as statute of limitations;
  • Obtain maximum compensation in your case by being able to:
    • Preserve evidence and establish facts of the asbestos exposure while the claimant is still alive and able to provide information;
    • File and resolve a lawsuit against the responsible parties before they file for bankruptcy or, if they already have, to obtain compensation before their bankruptcy trust funds run out of money;
  • Expedite your case, as courts tend to give higher priority to mesothelioma lawsuits where the claimant is still alive.

Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline at (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry. Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.

NOTE: While our offices are located in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Georgia, many of our mesothelioma lawyers are licensed to practice law in a number of U.S. states and have the capability and extensive experience of representing mesothelioma clients throughout the United States. You are encouraged to contact us with any questions.


Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline or by submitting an email inquiry. Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.

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