As the largest city in Missouri, Kansas City has a robust economy with many different industries. Chemical and other manufacturing industries were particularly heavy users of asbestos for decades. Unfortunately, by the time the regulations placed against asbestos came into force, many Kansas City workers had already been exposed.
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Kansas City Asbestos Facts
- Missouri had 3,680 asbestos-related deaths between 1999 and 2013.
- Of those deaths, nearly 700 were in and around Kansas City.
- Industries including chemical manufacturing and vermiculite processing were major contributors to resident exposure in the city.
Harcros Chemical Incorporated
Chemical manufacturing is an industry that once heavily relied on asbestos. Harcros Chemical Incorporated once used it in all of their plants, including at its headquarters in Kansas City. High-temperature machinery and equipment contained asbestos to prevent overheating and fires.
Subsequently, thousands of workers at Harcros facilities were put at risk of asbestos exposure. The company had manufacturing plants across the country.
Although Harcros stopped using asbestos in the late 1970s, this didn’t stop lawsuits that followed after workers developed serious asbestos-related diseases. Some lawsuits were filed by a group of workers while others were filed by single plaintiffs.
Zonolite Vermiculite Processing
Kansas City was once home to a W.R. Grace/Zonolite vermiculite exfoliation facility. In the 1960s the plant received thousands of tons of vermiculite from the Libby, Montana vermiculite mine, found later to be contaminated with asbestos.
Exfoliation of vermiculite is particularly risky for asbestos exposure. The process releases fibers and puts workers and even nearby residents at risk. Anyone who worked there or lived in the area could have been exposed.
Other Job Sites Associated with Asbestos in Kansas City
Chemical and mineral industries were major sources of exposure in Kansas City, but not the only ones:
- Children’s Mercy Hospital
- Grace Hospital
- St. Joseph Hospital
- Research Medical Center
- Saint Luke’s Hospital
- Kansas City VA Medical Center
- Pasco High School
- Kansas City Art Institute
- Association Electric
- Edison Electric and Power Company
- Empire District and Electric Company
- Kansas City Electric Light Company
- Alcazar Hotel
- Grand Avenue Hotel Company
- Muehlebach Hotel
- The Raphael Hotel
- Armco Steel Corporation
- Midwest Steel Division
- Scullin Steel Company
- Sheffield Steel Corporation
- United Aluminum & Steel
Cancer Treatment in Kansas City
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, getting specialist care is essential. Kansas City is home to one Comprehensive Cancer Center as designated by the National Cancer Institute.
The University of Kansas Cancer Center. 4001 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. 844-323-1227.
Getting Legal Help in Kansas City
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Page Reviewed and Edited by Missouri Mesothelioma Lawyer Aaron Dickey
Aaron K. Dickey is a partner with the Flint Law Firm, LLC in Frontenac, Missouri. With 20 years of experience he specializes in helping victims of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, as well as wrongful deaths, product liability and personal injury. As an expert in litigating and negotiating settlements, Dickey has been instrumental in helping his clients get justice for the harm caused to them as well as in recovering significant damages.