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Kyger Creek Station Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Cases

Kyger Creek Power Plant is a coal-fired power station located south of Cheshire, Ohio in Gallia County, Ohio. It is currently operated by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC).

Because of the inherent risks of fire and extreme heat in power generation plants, fireproof insulation was used throughout facilities. Before the 1980s, a lot of that insulation was made with asbestos, a very toxic substance that is now known to cause cancers and occupational lung disease. Years later, many Kyger Creek plant workers risk developing cancers like mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Numerous Ohio Valley Electric workers in Kyger Creek power plants could have come into contact with asbestos in various workspaces. Kyger Creek workers who were exposed to asbestos dust may later get diagnosed with asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Some former Kyger Creek Power workers and Ohio Valley Electric workers have filed personal injury claims against their employers for failing to provide safe workplaces, and have also filed claims with asbestos trust funds to compensate them for related illness. 

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio attorney investigating mesothelioma and lung cancer claims for former Cheshire, Ohio power plant workers. The Firm works with medical experts and has settled numerous occupational cancer cases in the last 20 years. 

Asbestos Exposure in Cheshire, Ohio Power Plants

Asbestos-linked illnesses have been documented in the power production industry and many workers had no idea they were even at risk. A recent study published by the Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology concluded that staff working in the power generation industry have an increased risk of exposure to asbestos, which can dramatically increase the risk of later developing asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Ohio has been an industrial powerhouse in the last 75 years, which was great for employment but now ranks among the top ten states with people likely to develop deadly cancers after toxic exposure at the workplace. The large number of power plants historically operating in Ohio has been a concern for not only former workers but for many communities that have been dealing with terrible air and water pollution. 

Many of these power plants that get named as defendants in occupational cancer cases settle quickly, and others have been found negligent by the courts. It is probably no secret now that many industrial workers were faced with toxic exposure on a daily basis before the 1980s, and may who were exposed to asbestos at a power plant and subsequently diagnosed with cancer may have a claim. Please contact an experienced occupational toxic exposure attorney to see if you have a claim.


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

Questions about Power Plant Asbestos Exposure

Does Asbestos Cause Cancer?

The CDC, OSHA and EPA have warned about the risks of working around disturbed asbestos materials. The asbestos dust, if ingested or inhaled, can develop into asbestosis and mesothelioma cancer. 

what AEP sites had asbestos?
  • Conesville Power Plant: Conesville, Ohio
  • Kammer Plant: Moundsville, WV
  • New Haven, WV
  • Relief, Ohio
  • Dresden, Ohio
  • Cardinal Plant
  • Muskingum Power Plant: Beverly, Ohio
  • James Gavin Power Plant: Cheshire, Ohio
  • AEP Cabin Creek Power Plant
  • AEP Big Sandy Power Plant: Louisa, KY
  • AEP Cressup Power Station
  • AEP Philip Sporn Power Station
  • AEP Glasgow Power Station
  • AEP Mitchell Power Station
  • John Amos Plant
  • Kanawha River Plant
  • AEP Kyger Creek Power Plant: Cheshire, Ohio
what cities were impacted by asbestos Exposure?
  • New Haven, WV — Mountaineer, Philip Sporn
  • Conesville, Ohio — Conesville Power Plant
  • Cheshire, Ohio — James Gavin Plant, Kyger Creek
  • Beverly, Ohio — Muskingum Plant
  • Moundsville, WV — Kammer Plant
  • Brilliant, Ohio –Cardinal Plant
  • Louisa, KY — Big Sandy Power Plant

Why Did AEP Use Asbestos?

Power plants required vast amounts of insulation in order to make these plants relatively fireproof. Ironically, a toxic material was used to create safe workplaces. Asbestos was widely available, cheap, durable and was thought to be the ideal insulating material. 

What Power plant materials Contain Asbestos?

Asbestos can still be found in power plant piping, insulation, electrical boxes, boilers, power generation equipment, flooring, roofing, and in protective clothing. 

Why Hire the Lyon Firm?

The Lyon Firm has twenty years of experience filing toxic tort cases and has success representing victims in all fifty states. Asbestos cancer lawsuits can be complex and require industry and medical experts to determine the root cause of an illness. Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist plaintiffs to gain the maximum payout from asbestos trust funds. 

Our Asbestos Victories

The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.