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Tacoma asbestos removal firm faked training, documents

A Tacoma-based asbestos removal company on pleaded guilty on May 2 of providing fake workers’ training and other fraudulent acts, an article by the Seattle Times reported on May 3.

According to state’s assistant attorney Joshua Choate, Emergency Management Training (EMT) has been conducting bogus training sessions and performing fraudulent activities since 2010. EMT was one of the firms accredited by the state to provide training to workers in proper handling and inspection of asbestos. EMT reportedly let workers watch a movie during classes instead of teaching them lessons on how to properly extract asbestos. They also created fake documents and accepted money in exchange for allowing workers to skip training and receive credit. Asbestos-removal jobs were bid on despite improperly trained workers.

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