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King City Mesothelioma


King City is a city located in Monterey County, California with a population of about 14,000.  It is in the Salinas Valley, about 60 miles from the Pacific coastline (to the north near Salinas).



The first European land exploration of Alta California, Don Gaspar de Portolá’s Spanish expedition, camped on the Salinas River just south of today’s King City on September 26, 1769, having followed the route of today’s Jolon Road from the south.  The land they camped on would later become part of King City.

King City was originally known as Kings City for its founder, Charles King. In 1884 Charles King acquired 13,000 acres of the Mexican land grant Rancho San Lorenzo, originally given to Mariano and Feliciano Soberanes in the early 1840s during Mexican rule of California. King began growing 6,000 acres of wheat. In an effort to get his crop to market, King allowed Southern Pacific Railroad to lay tracks across King Ranch land. The terminus was a station known as King’s.

In 1886 for the Southern Pacific Railroad completed service to King’s City to service the farms and ranches in the south Salinas Valley and to transport the goods to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Nearby Pinnacles National Park was established first as a national monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt, and later as a National Park by President Obama in 2013.   

The Pinnacles are rocky spires that remain from an ancient volcanic field. Millions of years worth of volcanic activity, tectonic plate movement, and erosive forces have created the rugged landscape we see today.. The displacement of the Pinnacles from its point of origin is a testament to the longevity and importance of the San Andreas Fault, which once split the original volcano. The right lateral movement of this giant transform fault has carried the Pinnacles north at a rate of approximately 0.59 inches (1.5 cm) per year.  The park has an East and a West side both are popular with campers, hikers, bird watchers, and rock climbers.

In 1963, the Union Carbide Corporation opened the Calidria Mine, outside of King City. They operated the mine until 1985.  Calidria asbestos was a short chrysotile fiber which was marketed and sold in pelletized and fibrous forms to manufacturers for use in vinyl asbestos tile, building materials, paints, mastics, adhesives, carpet backings, and various other products including as an additive for pool plaster and for use in taxidermy. 

Union Carbide Corporation owned and operated a chrysotile asbestos mining and milling operation in King City, CA from 1963-1985. Union Carbide Corporation produced and sold Calidria asbestos from King City through June of 1985, when the entire operation was taken over by King City Asbestos Company, Inc.



Over the past 40 years, Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have filed mesothelioma cases against the Union Carbide/King City Asbestos Company for exposure at the mines as well as use of their asbestos containing end products.

Additionally, King City mesothelioma cases can involve industrial exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in all variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:

  • Boilermakers
  • Carpenters
  • Construction Workers
  • Custodians
  • Drillers
  • Drywallers
  • Electricians
  • Flooring Installers
  • Foundry Workers
  • Glaziers
  • Home Repair
  • HVAC Repair
  • Insulators
  • Iron Workers
  • Laborers
  • Lathers
  • Machine Operators
  • Machinists
  • Engineers
  • Molders
  • Painters
  • Paintmakers
  • Pipe Installation
  • Pipefitters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Public Works projects
  • Repairman
  • Riggers
  • Roofers
  • Seaman
  • Sheetmetal Workers
  • Steamfitters
  • Superintendents/Foremen
  • Tiremen
  • Vehicle Repair
  • Welders


Asbestos exposed workers in King City mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Monterey County. These Monterey County  treatment facilities include:

·      Mee Memorial Hospital



The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the beautiful Jack London Square area of Oakland, California.  The Kazan firm’s mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases in Monterey County and throughout California.

King City mesothelioma lawsuits can be handled in Monterey County or in other California counties including Alameda.  The cases can be designated complex litigation and are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quickly to trial and resolution.

Over the last four decades, the King City mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood has recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in King City.



If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood will bring their decades of expertise and success to your claim for mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure in King City. We can be reached 24/7.  To get a free consultation with one of our mesothelioma attorneys, please call 1-888-887-1238, fill out the form on this page or use our live chat widget.


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