Resources for Patients and their Families

Mesothelioma and Asbestos in Indiana


Although mesothelioma was identified as a unique form of asbestos-related cancer since 1960, it was not until 1980 that the disease was brought to public attention. It was that year that the late actor Steve McQueen – an Indiana native – was diagnosed with the disease, from which he died less than a year later.

McQueen was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and spent a substantial amount of time aboard naval transports. Before that, he was employed as a merchant seaman; later on, participating in motor sports, he wore asbestos suits.

Asbestos Exposure in Indiana

Indiana has no naturally-occurring asbestos deposits. Most asbestos exposure in the state was among employees at power generation plants, oil refineries and steel mills, where asbestos insulation was commonly used as a flame retardant, particularly in those plants fired by fossil fuels. Indiana corporations that have been named defendants in asbestos lawsuits filed by a mesothelioma lawyer include U.S. Steel and Countrymark Cooperative LLP (the state's only U.S.- owned oil refinery).

In addition, there are many older buildings throughout the state that have undergone renovation or demolition which contained significant amounts of asbestos-containing materials. If you have worked at these sites and are having health issues, you should seek medical attention.

Mesothelioma Statistics in Indiana

Most industrial exposure to asbestos was in the steel mills. Most deaths attributable to asbestos between 1979 and 2000 were concentrated in and around the city of Gary, which was once home to a thriving steel industry; 77% of these were from mesothelioma. As is the case nationwide, mesothelioma victims outnumber those with asbestosis in the urban areas of the state; the latter disease is more common in rural regions.

Indiana Cities Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Indiana where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked at any of these companies and/or jobsites in Indiana, there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma. Click on any link to view a complete list of jobsites in that city.

Asbestos Exposure at Indiana Jobsites

If someone you know has ever worked at one of the jobsites listed below, they may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos and they could be at risk to develop one of the following asbestos related diseases: mesothelioma (a terminal cancer), asbestos-related lung cancer, or asbestosis.


  • Angola Die Casting
  • Angola High School
  • Angola Railway and Power Company
  • Croyton and Kinney
  • Indiana Utilities Company
  • National Mill Water and Light Company
  • Tri-State College
  • Weatherhead Corporation


  • Auburn Foundry, Inc
  • Auburn Mining Company
  • Auburn Water and Elect Light Works
  • Ball Brass & Aluminum Company
  • Dana Corp
  • Davis Stomer
  • Dekalb Memorial Hospital
  • Mavis Stocker Service
  • Rieke Metal Products Corp
  • Toledo and Chicago Railroad Company
  • Warner Auto Parts


  • Bailly Generating Station
  • Bethlehem Steel Corp
  • Northern Indiana Public Service Company


  • Allison - Bedford Foundry
  • Central Foundry Div/Gm
  • Deena Memorial
  • Dunn Memorial Hospital
  • General Motors Foundry
  • Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical
  • Southern Indiana Railway Company
  • Texas Gas Transmission Corporation


  • Bluffton City High School
  • Bluffton Schools
  • Columbia Elem School
  • Corning
  • Franklin Electric Company
  • Hoosier Condensed Milk Company
  • New Corning Glass Plant
  • North, Frazier Company
  • Sterling Casting Corporation


  • Arketex Ceramic Corp
  • Hydrualic Press Brick Company
  • Knight Brinkerhoff Piano Company


  • Franklin County Courthouse
  • Franklin Manufacturing Company
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp
  • Thompson and Norris Company of Indiana
  • Town of Brookville
  • Volney Felt Mills

Burns Harbor

  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation
  • Inland Steel
  • Midwest Steel Company - Enamel Products Div


  • Cayuga Power Plant
  • Cayuga Power Plant
  • Hoosier Energy
  • Public Service Company of Indiana
  • Public Service Utilities


  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation
  • Northern Indiana Public Service Company


  • Cities Service Oil Refinery
  • Ed Du Pont E.
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Mid West Tar Products Corp
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Sinclair Refining Company
  • Stainless Processing


  • Bunsen Coal Company
  • Clinton Electric Light and Power Company
  • Clinton Ice Company
  • Electric Shovel Coal Corporation
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Lafayette Coal Company
  • Public Service Company of Indiana
  • Wabash Valley Electric Company


  • Architectural Products
  • Avco Manufacturing Company
  • Fayette Memorial Hosp
  • Ford Philco Plant
  • H.H. Robertson Company
  • Hydro Electric Light and Power Company
  • Indiana Furniture Manufacturing Company
  • Indiana Gas Company
  • Krell Auto Grand Piano Company
  • Light Heat and Power Company
  • Philco Corp
  • Philco-Ford
  • Rex Manufacturing Company


  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power
  • Crawfordsville Heating Company
  • Crawfordsville Wire and Nail Company
  • Indianapolis Crawfordville and Western Tractor Company
  • Wabash College


  • A.& C.
  • Dana Heavy Water Plant
  • Dana Powerhouse
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours
  • Ford Motor Company (Fmc)
  • Girdler Corporation
  • Newport Energy Plant


  • Central Soya Company, Inc.
  • Decatur Strawboard Company
  • Fort Wayne and Springfield Railway
  • General Electric Company
  • Municipal Electric Plant


  • Edwardsport Power Plant
  • Indiana Power Company
  • Psi Energy Inc
  • Public Service Company of Indiana
  • Utilities Development Corporation
  • Utilities Power and Light Corp


  • Adams & Westlake Corp
  • Aluminum Corporation of America
  • American Coating Mills Inc.
  • Arco Engr Company
  • Boxboard Mills
  • C. G. Conn Ltd.
  • City Roofing Company
  • Continental Can Company
  • Eagle Knitting Company
  • Elkhart Packing Corp
  • Elkhart Water Company
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Kauffman Consumer Coal
  • Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company
  • Lima Hospital Job
  • Mengel Box Company
  • Miles Laboratory
  • Monger Building
  • New York Central System
  • Nibco Inc
  • Ny Central System
  • Penta County Vocational High School
  • Purdue University
  • Skyline Homes, Inc
  • Versailles Manufacturing Company
  • White Manufacturing Company, Inc
  • Wright Construction


  • American Sheet and Tin Plate Company
  • American Works
  • Dasco Corp
  • Elwood Electric Light Company
  • G.I. Sellers and Sons Company
  • Pittsburg Plate Glass Company


  • Breed Power Plant
  • Breed Station
  • Indiana & Michigan Powerhouse


  • California Packing Company
  • City Light & Power Plant
  • City of Frankfort Powerhouse
  • Frankfort High School
  • Frankfort Power House
  • Light and Power Plant
  • Mcdougall Company
  • New York Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Company
  • Soybean Oil Mill
  • Swift & Company
  • Toledo, St Louis and Western Railroad Company
  • Warchester Cons


  • Chicago Indiana and Southern Railway Company
  • Gibson Generating Station
  • New York Central System
  • New York Railroad Company


  • Briggs Plumbing & Heating Company
  • Dairy Farmers of America, Incorporated
  • Goshen Milk Company
  • Goshen Rubber & Manufacturing Company
  • Goshen Rubber Company, Inc
  • I.X.L. Furniture Company
  • Interstate Public Service Company
  • Masonic Temple
  • Mogul Rubber Company
  • Penn Electric Switch Company
  • Proof Company


  • Birma Products Corporation
  • City Light Plant
  • City of Greenfield
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • Owens Bottle Company

Indiana Harbor

  • American Steel Foundries
  • By Products Coke Corporation
  • Indiana Harbor Works
  • Inland Steel Company
  • Ltv Steel Inc.
  • Mark Manufacturing Company
  • Plant 1
  • Standard Forgings Company
  • Steel and Tube Company of America
  • Steele Tube Company of America
  • The Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company
  • Youngstown Foundry & Machine Company
  • Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company


  • City of Jasper Municipal Power Plant
  • East 15Th Street Power Plant
  • Indiana Desk Company, Inc.
  • Jasper - Municipal Power Plant
  • Jasper Corp
  • Jasper Industrial Wastewater Facility
  • Jasper Municipal Light Plant


  • America Car and Foundry. Company
  • Arbuckle Ryan Company
  • Briel Industries, Inc.
  • City County Building
  • Colgate and Company
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Fab Company, Inc.
  • George Pfau's & Sons
  • Indiana Army Ammunition Plant
  • Indiana State Reformatory
  • Jeffersonville Boat and Machine
  • Munich Welding
  • Philadelphia Quartz Company


  • East Noble High School
  • Flint and Walling Manufacturing Company
  • Kendallville Foundry
  • Kendallville Hospital
  • Kendallville Laundry
  • Kendallville Light & Power
  • Kendallville Light & Water Dept
  • Kendallville Power Plant
  • Kendallville School
  • Lane Foundries, Inc.
  • Mccray Memorial Hospital
  • Mccray Refrigerator Company


  • Laketon Refining


  • Central Station Engineering Company
  • Indianapolis Nothwestern Tract Company
  • Interstate Public Service Company
  • Kentucky Utilities Company
  • Townsend, Reed and Company
  • Witham Memorial Hospital


  • American Public Utilities Company
  • Baker Specialty & Supply Company, Inc.
  • Board of Public Works and Safety
  • Board of Trustees
  • Electric Storage Battery Company
  • Essex Group, Inc.
  • Generating Station
  • Logansport Heating Company
  • Logansport High School
  • Logansport Indiana Power Plant
  • Logansport Municipal Utilities
  • Logansport Power Plant
  • Louisville Cement Company
  • Municipal Power Plant
  • Northern Hospital For Insane
  • Northern Indiana Power Company
  • P. C. C. St. L. Railway Company
  • Penn System
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • W.C. Routh and Company
  • Western Asylum
  • Wilson and Company Ltd
  • Wilson Meat Packing


  • Army Ordnance Department
  • Clifty Creek Power Plant
  • Department of The Army Jefferson Proving Ground
  • Holcroft Engineering Company
  • Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation
  • Indiana Power & Light
  • Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation
  • Jefferson Proving Grounds
  • Kentucky Indiana Electric Company
  • Madison Light and Railway Company
  • Madison Power Plant
  • Madison State Hospital
  • Ohio Valley Electric Corp
  • S.E. Hospital For The Insane
  • South Eastern Hospital For The Insane
  • Williams Construction Company


  • City of Martinsville Water Works
  • Davis Cooperage Company
  • Indianapolis Power & Light Company
  • Kely Brothers and Company
  • Martinsville Gas and Electric Company
  • Martinsville Light, Heat, Power and Water Company
  • Martinsville Power Plant
  • Martinsville Water Works
  • Stokely Brost Company
  • Van Camp Packing Company


  • American Gas and Electric Company
  • City of Mishawaka Board of Public Works
  • City Water Department
  • Dodge Manufacturing Company
  • Goldblatt Bros, Inc
  • Indiana and Michigan Electric Company
  • Kamm and Schellinger Biog. Company
  • Mishawaka Water Works
  • Mishawaka Woolen Manufacturing Company
  • National Standard Company
  • Neils Science Lab
  • Rubber Regenerating Company
  • Saint Francis Health Services
  • St. Francis Convent
  • St. Francis Infirmary
  • Twin Branch Power Company
  • Twin Branch Station
  • U.S. Rubber Company
  • United States Rubber Company
  • Valley Insulating Company, Inc
  • Wheelabator Corp


  • Laughry Brothers Milling and Grain Company
  • R.C.A. Victor

Mount Vernon

  • A B Brown Power Plant
  • American Hominy Company
  • Babcock and Wilcox Company
  • Barger & Hammer
  • Countrymark Cooperative
  • Countrymark Refinery
  • Fuhrer Ford Milling Company
  • G. E. Plastics
  • General Electric Company
  • General Electric Company
  • General Electric Company
  • Indiana Bureau Oil Company
  • Keck Connerman Company
  • Lawrence Pipeline Company
  • Mead Johnson and Company
  • Mount Vernon High School
  • Mount Vernon Stram Board
  • Mount Vernon Straw Board Company
  • Mt. Vernon Milling
  • Mt. Vernon Refinery
  • Refinery Engineering Company
  • Texaco Oil Refinery
  • Texaco, Inc.

New Albany

  • E.G.B. Louisville Incorporated
  • Fall City Boiler
  • Gallagher Station Powerhouse
  • New Albany Veneering Company
  • New Albany Water Works
  • Ohio Falls Iron Company
  • Ohio Falls Town Company
  • Pillsbury Company
  • Power Plant
  • Psi Energy, Inc.
  • Public Service Company of Indiana
  • Public Service of Indiana
  • R. Gallagher Generating Station
  • United Gas and Electric Company

New Carlisle

  • Ispat International


  • Alcoa
  • Culley Powerhouse
  • F.B. Culley Generating Station
  • Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company
  • Warrick Power Plant


  • A-Bomb Heavy Water Plant
  • Army Ammunition Plant
  • Atomic Energy Commission
  • Food Machinery & Chemical Corporation
  • Newport Ammunition Depot


  • Heise Brothers and Company
  • Pillsbury Farms
  • Producers Dairy Marketing Association. Inc.
  • Producers Marketing Association


  • Bryan Manufacturing Company
  • Bryan Steam Corporation
  • Bryan Steam Corporation
  • Bunker Hill Air Force Base
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company
  • Indiana Manufacturing Company
  • Kingsbury Company
  • Marburger Supply Company
  • Peru Electric Manufacturing Company
  • Peru Utilities
  • Standard Cabinet Manufacturing Company
  • Touloukian Engineering Company


  • Co-Op Power Plant
  • Hoosier Energy
  • Indiana & Michigan Electric Company
  • Indianapolis Power & Light
  • Ipalco - Petersburg Generating Station
  • Midwestern Gas Transmission Company
  • Petersburg Power Plant


  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation
  • Luse-Stevenson Company
  • Midwest Steel Company
  • National Steel


  • Bimel Spoke Auto Wheel Company
  • City of Portland Ind Electric Light Department
  • Elwood Plumbing and Heating Company
  • Haas Foods, Inc
  • Muncie and Portland Traction Company
  • Naas Foods, Inc
  • Portland Forge & Foundry
  • Sheller Wood Rim Manufacturing Company


  • Evansville and Princeton Tract Company
  • Gibson Generating Plant
  • H J Heinz Company
  • Princeton Mining Company
  • R. J. Oil & Refinery Company
  • Southern Railway Company
  • W.C. Mcbride
  • Wabash Valley Powerhouse
  • Winmar Oil Company


  • American-Maize Products
  • Lever Brothers Company
  • Western Glucose Company


  • Burton Plumbing & Heating Company
  • Indiana Farm Bureau Co-Op Association, Inc
  • Rochester Electric, Light, Heat and Power Company
  • United Public Service Company


  • American Electric Power Service Corporation
  • Indiana & Michigan Electric Company
  • Indiana & Michigan Powerhouse
  • Rockport Power Plant
  • Rockport Water Works Company
  • Wm. Cadick and Son


  • Blish Milling Company
  • Freeman Field
  • Grubb Warehouse
  • John C Grubb Company
  • National Veneer & Lumber
  • Paramount Diecasting
  • Seymour Manufacturing Company
  • Seymour School
  • Talon Manufacturing Plant


  • Citizens Water and Light Company
  • Columbus Food Corporation
  • CSG
  • Diamond Veneer and Lumber Company
  • Dunlop
  • General Electric Company
  • Indianpolis, Shelbyville and Southeastern Traction Company
  • Major Hospital
  • Parrish Lumber Company J C
  • Shelby County Water Gas and Electric Company
  • Townsend, Reed and Company


  • Allison Division of General Motors
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Linde Company
  • Speedway Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Union Carbide Corporation


  • Amax Coal Company
  • Breed Power Plant
  • General Telephone Company
  • Indiana and Michigan Electric Company
  • Sullivan Supply, Inc.
  • Travis & Isenstein


  • Auto Lite Battery Div
  • Blackford Window
  • Church St. Station
  • City Electric Lighting Company
  • Ebner Ice and Cold Storage Company
  • Eltra Corporation
  • Hamilton of Indiana Inc
  • Indiana Board and Filler Company
  • Joseph L. Ebner
  • Kessler Fire Brick
  • Murphy Distilling Company
  • Natl Rolling Mills Company
  • Old Vincennes Distillery
  • Packaging Corp of America
  • Samaritan Hospital
  • Utilities Development Corp
  • Vincennes Citizens St. Railway Company
  • Vincennes Hospital
  • Vincennes Paper


  • American Rockwool Corporation
  • B. Walter & Company, Inc
  • C.C.C and St L. Railway
  • Container Corporation of America
  • Diamond Match Company
  • General Tire & Rubber Company
  • Indiana-Mackay Foundry
  • Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
  • Midwest Insulation
  • Northfield School
  • Perfection Tire and Rubber Company
  • Pioneer Hat Works
  • Ross Brothers and Whistler
  • Smurfit Stone Corp
  • Southwood School
  • Underwood Manufacturing Company
  • United Paper Board Company
  • Wabash Cabinet Company
  • Wabash Filing Supplies, Inc
  • Wabash Paper Company
  • Wabash Plant
  • Wabash School Furniture Company
  • Wabash Smelting, Inc.
  • Wabash Water and Light Company
  • White Institute
  • White's Industrial Institute


  • Alcoa Power Plant
  • Aluminum Company of America
  • General Electric Company
  • Warrick Power Plant


  • Dalton Foundries Inc
  • First Methodist Church
  • Gatke Corp
  • R. R. Donelley Company
  • The Dalton Foundries, Inc.
  • Warsaw Court House
  • Wiona and Warsaw Railway


  • American Gas & Electric
  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company
  • Municipal Electric Power Plant
  • Washington Power Plant

West Lafayette

  • Board of Trustees of Purdue University
  • Jefferson High School
  • Purdue University

West Terre Haute

  • Public Service Company of Indiana


  • Anchor Hocking Glass
  • City of Winchester Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Dayton and Muncie Traction Company
  • Lee Driver School
  • Overmyer Corp


  • B. F. Goodrich Tire Company
  • Fort Wayne
  • Michelin Tire North America


  • Alcoa Aluminum
  • Alcoa Warrick Power Plant
  • Culley Power House
  • General Electric
  • Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company
  • Warrick Powerhouse
  • Yankeetown Power Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Indiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Indiana. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.

Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
201 S. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Mesothelioma Doctors in Indiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located in Indiana. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Michael Slaughter
St. Francis Cancer Center
Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
8111 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Dr. Anita Conte
St. Francis Cancer Center
Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
8111 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Dr. Laurence Bates
St. Francis Cancer Center
Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
8111 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Dr. Randall Trowbridge
St. Francis Cancer Center
Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
8111 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Indiana

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Indiana, you may be entitled to compensation. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a confirming pathology report to support that diagnosis, you should be eligible for financial assistance.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients and Their Families

Asbestos Related News in Indiana

Indiana State Department Being Taken to Court Over Asbestos Exposure Emails

The Indiana State Department of Environmental Management is being taken to court over emails about asbestos exposure.

Indiana Asbestos Exposure Law Deemed Unconstitutional

The Indiana Supreme Court struck down the state's unjust 10 year statute of repose because it treats similar asbestos victims differently.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.


Geological Research, Analyses and Services Programs. "Naturally Occurring Asbestos Locations in the Contiguous U.S. and Alaska." Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 25 May 2007. (accessed 23 August 2010).

Wikipedia. "Notable People With Mesothelioma." (accessed 23 August 2010).

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