Honolulu has a substantial military presence at its Pearl Harbor Shipyard. The city also has a very strong trading industry. As the growth of the city was mainly during a period when the use of asbestos was at its peak, many former Honolulu workers have suffered prolonged exposure to asbestos as well as asbestos-containing products.
Mesothelioma Lawyers in Honolulu
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Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard is the most famous shipyard in the U.S. Currently it employs nearly 1400 employees, 500 or more apprentices, and 2000 wage employees. Until a few decades back, all shipyards including the Pearl Harbor Shipyard widely used asbestos. Consequently, many former Pearl Harbor Shipyard employees are now suffering from asbestos-related conditions including mesothelioma.
Throughout most of the 112 acres of the shipyard, large amounts of asbestos were used in: stall lots; buildings; pipes; dry dock stations; Incinerators; ship parts; gaskets and valves; boilers; steamlines; electronics; turbines; and deck materials. The use of asbestos was at its peak between the 1940s and the 1970s.
Asbestos Alerts in Honolulu Schools
In 2005, Honolulu schools, together with many other Hawaii schools, were on alert for asbestos after a number of old school buildings started to age quickly and deteriorate. Though it does not mean that students were suffering asbestos exposure, the EPA reminded the Hawaii state of the likely hazards and how the mineral affects schools in the state.
Other Honolulu Job Sites, Buildings, and Businesses Associated with Asbestos Use
There were many businesses in Honolulu that used asbestos extensively until the 1970s. Many structures and buildings that were built using asbestos-containing materials still remain in Hawaii.
Mills and Plants
Kahe Power Plant (on the west coast of Oahu)
Kohala Sugar Mill (at Hala’ula)
Pioneer Mill Co
Alexander and Baldwin
Honolulu Art Museum
City of Honolulu Building
Other Buildings, Job Sites, and Businesses
Aloha State Sales
Ewa Plantation Company
Ford Isle Tower
Hawaii Gas Co
Hawaiian Pineapple Company
Hawaiian Tuna Packers
HI Top Fruits (Dole Food Company)
Honolulu Iron Works
La Haina Plantation
Von Hamm Young Company
Queens Medical Center
Medical Help in Honolulu
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
651 Ilalo St, BSB 231
University of Hawaii Cancer Center
701 Ilalo St