In addition to several military bases, Washington has many industries well known for asbestos exposure like shipbuilding, paper mills, oil refining, power production, aluminum processing, and timber processing. These industries require heat-resistant materials. Because of its fireproofing and insulating properties, asbestos was shipped into the state by tens of thousands of tons.

Between 1999 and 2017, more than 1,500 people passed away from asbestosis or mesothelioma in Washington. All these deaths were related to occupational exposure.  Washington ranks among the top 10 states for highest asbestos disease death rates.

西雅图和斯波坎都收到了来自蒙大拿州利比臭名昭著、充满石棉的蛭石矿的石棉。从 1948 年到 1993 年,有超过 63,000 吨货物从蒙大拿州运往华盛顿。


石棉天然存在于该州东北部山区的奥卡诺根高地和喀斯喀特及周边地区西雅图城市景观 Swift Creek and the Sumas River.

由于天然存在的石棉,人们开发了矿山。矿山位于莱曼和阿尔塔湖。华盛顿的采矿业早在 1891 年就开始了。


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If you or a loved one suffered mesothelioma or other health complications after being exposed to asbestos, it is crucial to understand that you have legal options. A Washington asbestos exposure lawyer could help you pursue the compensation that you and your family deserve. Call our office today to learn more.