Several companies and workplaces in Cheyenne used asbestos for its insulation properties and resistance to fire and heat. Most businesses were initially unaware that asbestos fibers are extremely dangerous if ingested or inhaled. Consequently, many workers in Cheyenne were exposed to asbestos risks on a daily basis.
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Cheyenne Asbestos Facts
- Although one of the most sparsely-populated states, Wyoming still had 549 deaths related to asbestos between 1999 and 2013.
- Laramie County and Cheyenne, had the second-highest number of deaths from asbestos during that time, with 103.
- Oil refining employed many people in Cheyenne but also put them at risk for asbestos exposure.
Frontier Refining Company
Many businesses in Cheyenne once used asbestos, but one of the biggest cases was Frontier Refining Company. Previously called Winaico Oil, Frontier was an oil and gasoline company with several facilities across the nation, including Cheyenne. Frontier has faced several lawsuits in connection with asbestos and hazardous materials.
In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency investigated the company after complaints of storing hazardous chemicals and materials. Prior to the investigation, workers at Frontier were exposed to asbestos on a daily basis as almost every material at the job site contained asbestos.
Throughout most of the 1900s, Frontier used asbestos in almost every product and part in its facilities. Asbestos was used for insulation to protect against heat and fire and as a material that resisted chemical reactions.
Asbestos Exposure in Residents
Workers at places like Frontier were put at risk of asbestos exposure, but residents in the area may still be exposed from older buildings and abandoned sites.
In 2006, Cheyenne residents grew concerned after learning they were living across from an old construction lot that was associated with asbestos in the past. According to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the residents had reason to believe that asbestos was still littered in and around the lot, located close to Cheyenne’s Loop Road.
Authorities from Laramie County gained limited access to parts of the lot, where they gathered up samples. At least 10 to 15 percent of the gathered samples contained chrysotile asbestos.
By 2008 the state Department of Environmental Quality had still refused to get involved without the proper approval. Meanwhile, several area residents have been at risk for asbestos exposure.
Businesses and Buildings Associated with Asbestos in Cheyenne
- Plateau Supply Company
- Sheet Metal Products Company
- Union Pacific Plant
- Union Pacific Railroad Company
- Wycon Chemical Plant
- DePaul Hospital
- Frontier Refining Company
- Husky Oil Company
- Memorial Hospital
- Municipal Airport
- Northern Colo Light and Power Company
Cancer Treatment in Cheyenne
Although there are currently no cancer centers in Cheyenne, the University of Colorado Cancer Center (UCC) in nearby Aurora, Colorado, is an National Cancer Institute-designated facility with researchers, physicians, cancer experts, and healthcare specialists that focus on mesothelioma cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.
Dr. Paul Bunn, a prominent physician at UCC, specializes in cancer, specifically mesothelioma, and is the executive director of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.
Getting Legal Help in Cheyenne
Don’t forget to fill out our form to get our free Financial Compensation Packet, filled with information on the leading asbestos and mesothelioma attorneys in your area. Keep in mind that if you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, or asbestosis, you may be eligible for considerable compensation. For additional assistance, contact us at 800-793-4540.
Page Reviewed and Edited by Mesothelioma Attorney Paul Danziger
Paul Danziger grew up in Houston, Texas and earned a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. For over 25 years years he has focused on representing mesothelioma cancer victims and others hurt by asbestos exposure. Paul and his law firm have represented thousands of people diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for injured clients. Every client is extremely important to Paul and he will take every call from clients who want to speak with him. Paul and his law firm handle mesothelioma cases throughout the United States.