Western Pipe and Steel Company Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Western Pipe and Steel Company

Founded in 1907, Western Pipe and Steel Company was headquartered in San Francisco, California. It was active until 1945. The shipyard is best remembered for its relentless construction of ships for the Maritime Commission in World War II. Furthermore, Western Pipe and Steel Company also built ships for the U.S. Shipping Board during World War I and participated in the construction of the giant Grand Coulee Dam project in the 1930s. Sadly, all the employees of this shipyard were exposed to asbestos, a naturally occurring carcinogenic mineral. Perhaps the most common, as well as the most dangerous product with asbestos they had to handle without protective gear was insulation - from pipe and duct insulation to block insulation.


Western Pipe and Steel Company and Asbestos Exposure Ships

USS Bayfield (APA-33)

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USS Bolivar (APA-34)

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USS Callaway (APA-35)

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USS Cambria (APA-36)

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USS Cavalier (AP-82/APA-37)

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USS Chilton (APA-38)

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USS Clay (APA-39)

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USS Alpine (APA-92)

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USS Barnstable (APA-93)

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USS Cecil (APA-96)

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USS Hansford (APA-106)

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USS Goodhue (APA-107)

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USS Goshen (APA-108)

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USS Grafton (APA-109)

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USS Barnes (CVE-7)

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USS Croatan (CVE-14)

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USS Hamlin (CVE-15)

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Prince William (CVE-19)

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