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Massachusetts (MA) Asbestos Information:
The list of job sites, companies, factories and public facilities in Massachusetts at which asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are now or have been used is extensive, containing over 400 different industries and institutions. They run the gamut from the usual industrial settings such as gas works, power plants, foundries and shipyards to several school and university buildings, retirement homes, banks and libraries. The list even contains a motion-picture theatre.
Why would asbestos be in so many places?
Massachusetts is ranked ninth in the U.S. for mesothelioma cases. With a mesothelioma mortality rate of 16.39 per million, Massachusetts has a crude mortality rank of eight in the country.
The state of Massachusetts has an unusually large number of known asbestos exposed areas. In Abbington, the Abbington Fire Station, Abbington High School, and Abbington School are known to be asbestos-exposed areas. In Acushnet, Acushnet Gas Pipes, Acushnet Housing, the Acushnet Telephone Building, and St. Francis Xavier School are asbestos-exposed areas. In Adams, Arnold Fishing Co. and Mf Ashley Co. of Addelboro are known areas exposed to asbestos. Asbestos has also been found in Rosen Textile in Agawam. In Amherst, there are many known asbestos exposed areas. These include Amherst College, Valentine Hall, and areas of the University of Massachusetts, including dormitories, the library, the boiler room, the Student Union building, the Men’s Physical Education building, the Physics building, and the Science Addition. In Andover, Andover School, the Fishbrook Pumping Station, the IRS building, and Phillips Academy have at some point been exposed to asbestos. The Arlington Boys Club and the Ashburnham Telephone building are also known asbestos-exposed areas. In Ashland, Ashland High School and Fenwal, Inc., are exposed areas. In Ashton, Black Stone Valley Gas Company and Blackstone Valley Gas Tank are affected. St. Bernard’s Church in Assonet and Athol High School and the Athol YMCA in Athol are sites of asbestos exposure.
Attleboro, Massachusetts alone has a very long list of known asbestos exposed areas. These include the American Sisalkraft Corporation, the Athestons of Attleboro, Attleboro Elderly Housing, Attleboro Junior High School, Attleboro School, Attleboro Town Hall, Attleboro Trust Company, Attleboro Veterans Housing, Bruce Diamond Company, the Donnelly Building, Hope Gardens Housing, Joe Martin School, Kinney Shoe Store, Old Hickton Hotel, Peter Thatcher Jr. High, Sweet Library, Yaeger Estate, Balfour Company, Belfore Jewelry, Crown & Yarn Dye Company, General Instruments, Handy & Harmon, Holiday Inn, Jostens Jewelry Manufacturing Company, LG Balfour Company, Lasalette Shrine, Leachand Garner, Marathon Company, Montrose Hauser, National Guard Armory, Attleboro St. Regis Paper, Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Sweet Manufacturing, the Texas Instrument Waste Water Treatment facility, Texas Instruments, Thompson Chemical, Tells Manufacturing, and the YMCA.
In addition to these known sites, there are known asbestos exposure sites in Auburn, Avon, Ayer, Baldwinville, Barnstable, Barrington, Belchertown, Bellingham, Bellington, Belmont, Beverly, Billricca, Blackstone, Boston, Bourne, Braintree, Brewster, Bridgewater, Brockton, Brookfield, Bryantville, Burbank, Burlington, Buzzards Bay, Cambridge, Canton, Cape Cod, Centerville, Central Falls, Charlestown, Chatham, Chelmsford, Cherry Valley, Chesterfield, Chestnut Hill, Chicopee, Cleghoen, Clinton, Cohasset, Concord, Cranston, Cummiquid, Dalton, Danvers, Dartmouth, Dedham, Deerfield, Deighton, Dennis, Dorchester, Dudley, Duxbury, Dyer, E. Braintree, E. Brockton, E. Taunton, East Boston, East Bridgewater, East Douglas, East Longmeadow, East Walpole, Eastern, Everett, Fair Haven, Fall River, Easton, Fallriver, Malden, Mansfield, Marion, Marlboro, Marlborough, Marshfield, and Martha’s Vineyard. Individuals living or working near the known asbestos-exposed areas in these regions should be checked regularly for signs of mesothelioma in order to hire a Massachusetts mesothelioma lawyer and file any lawsuits within the state’s statute of limitations.
Those interested in filing Massachusetts mesothelioma lawsuits or hiring a Massachusetts mesothelioma lawyer should know that the statute of limitations for personal injury law in Massachusetts is three years with a discovery rule that states that this amount of time begins when the problem (in this case the mesothelioma) either was discovered or should have been discovered. Wrongful death cases fall under the same statute of limitations and follow the same discovery rule. There is no specific statute about asbestos in Massachusetts.