Asbestos exposure in Nevada typically takes place in older buildings dating back from the 1940s through 1970s, or in power plants. As Nevada has no deposits of naturally occurring asbestos, the primary source of asbestos exposure is through the power plants that supply energy to homes and businesses throughout the state.
Have you or a loved one been injured by asbestos exposure? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. We encourage you to contact our knowledgeable Nevada mesothelioma attorneys for a timely, no-obligation, free case consultation.
Jobs with Asbestos Exposure in Nevada
The insulation used in most power plants is made of asbestos, which put thousands of plant workers at risk for asbestos exposure. Asbestos was used because it is heat and fire resistant, perfect for providing plant workers with the protection needed when working around the heated, electricity-filled pipes that ran throughout the plant. The asbestos exposure occurred when the fibers were disturbed and released into the air.
The construction industry across the United States used many asbestos-containing products, and it was no different in the state of Nevada. Many construction workers face the risk of asbestos exposure through cement mixtures, pipe gaskets, pipe fittings, and insulation. The oil industry has a small presence in Nevada, with a refinery in Tonopah, Nevada. Oil refineries use asbestos-containing products for the same reasons power plants do—to provide insulation from heat and fire. Other asbestos-containing parts such as gaskets and pipes were also commonly found on site at an oil refinery.
Locations with Known Asbestos Exposure in Nevada
- The Empire Farms Power Plant
- Pinon Pine Power Plant
- Foreland Refining
- Caithness Power Plant
- Steamboat Power Plant
- Harry Allen Station
- Dixie Valley Power Plant
- Clark Station
- Sunrise Station
- Valmy Generating Station
- Beowave Power Plant
Asbestos-Related Deaths in Nevada
Nevada is ranked 11th in the nation for asbestos-related deaths. Over a 20-year period between the 1970s and 1990s, Nevada reportedly had 155 deaths that were caused by asbestos exposure.
Legal Resources for Nevada
Nevada statute allows you two years to file a personal injury claim based upon proof of negligence on behalf of the asbestos manufacturers and/or your employers. Due to mesothelioma’s latency period from the time of exposure to the time you are diagnosed, this particular statute may not apply.