Austin’s economy primarily comes from the technology, education, medical, and pharmaceutical industries. Many industries here, including construction, used asbestos in past decades, putting workers at risk of exposure and illness.
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Austin Asbestos Facts
- Austin, the capital of Texas, had nearly 250 deaths related to asbestos illnesses between 1999 and 2013.
- Several companies, including Fuller-Austin Inc., and the Holly Power Plant, have contributed to asbestos exposure in the city.
- Older buildings also continue to pose a risk with aging asbestos construction materials.
Fuller-Austin Inc., established in 1962, was an insulation company that installed, distributed, and sold asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) throughout Texas, including the Austin area.
Several gas plants, refineries, and power plants in Austin used Fuller-Austin’s asbestos insulation. In 1974, the company stopped using asbestos materials in its products.
Many workers affected by exposure to asbestos in Fuller-Austin products filed lawsuits. But the company went into bankruptcy in 1998. The company set up an asbestos trust for exposure victims. The fund is set up for an estimated 77,000 asbestos-related claimants.
Holly Power Plant
Located in East Austin, the Holly Steel Power Plant has been a source of concern for Austin residents for several years. In 2007, the plant was officially closed down after complaints about the health hazards of living around the plant. The concerns revolved around asbestos used in the plant. In May of 2013, crews began tearing the power plant down.
However, the project was extended after even more asbestos was found during the demolition. According to TRC Environmental, the company hired to demolish the plant, there were several internal areas of the plant that contained asbestos that was not previously marked.
Although the demolition was needed and will protect future residents, many employees and contractors faced daily exposure to the harmful fibers of asbestos from 1965 until the plant shut down.
Austin Police Department
Older buildings in Austin were typically built with asbestos in insulation, roofing materials, siding, cement board, and other materials. The aging asbestos in the Austin Police Department recently became an issue during renovations.
Work being done recently on the Downtown Patrol Building stirred concerns with employees. They believed the air may have become contaminated with asbestos fibers, and some complained of respiratory issues. The problem has been addressed, but it highlights the ongoing risks of asbestos in older city and public buildings.
Additional Austin Sites with Asbestos
Many Austin businesses, ranging from power plants, steel mills, paper mills, and more used asbestos and put the lives of many people at risk.
Many Austin public buildings were also associated with heavy usage of asbestos during their construction and are still in use today.
- Cunningham Elementary School
- David Crockett High School
- Govalle Elementary School
- Gullett Elementary School
- Harris Elementary School
- J.E. Pierce Middle School
- Jones Road Elementary School
- Odom Elementary School
- Allen Middle School
- Anderson High School
- Manor High School
- Manor Elementary School
- Huston-Tillotson College
- University of Texas
- Travis High School
- Travis Heights Elementary School
- Austin State School Hospital
- St. David’s Medical Center
- Scottish Rite Dormitory
Additional Public Buildings
- Austin City Auditorium
- Crestview Baptist Church
- Austin Governor’s Mansion
- Harvey Smith Building
- Memorial United Methodist Church
- Saint John’s Methodist Church
- Saint Teresa’s Parish
- South Austin Recreation Center
- Austin State Capitol Building
- Texas Department of Mental Health
- Texas State Library
- Texas School For The Blind
Cancer Treatment in Austin
Austin and nearby cities are home to top-notch cancer treatment facilities, offering excellent care for victims of asbestos exposure:
- Cancer Therapy & Research Center, University of Texas Health Science Center. 7979 Wurzbach Road, Urschel Tower, Room U627, San Antonio, Texas, 78229, 1-800-340-2872
- Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. 2201 Inwood Drive, Dallas, Texas, 75390, 1-866-460-4673
Getting Legal Help
If you’ve been exposed to asbestos and have mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, or asbestosis, remember that you may qualify for significant financial compensation. Remember to fill out our form to get your free Financial Compensation Packet, with information on top asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers in your area. For additional assistance, contact us at 800-793-4540.
Page Reviewed and Edited by Texas Mesothelioma Lawyer Paul Danziger
Paul Danziger is the founder of Mesothelioma Lawyer Center, headquartered in Texas, but handling mesothelioma cases throughout the United States. He has focused on mesothelioma litigation for over 25 years, and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, and asbestosis. Paul Danziger grew up in Houston and earned a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.