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Owner of Sioux City establishment charged for wrongful asbestos removal

A business owner in Sioux City allegedly violated the Clean Air Act due to improper asbestos removal, a Sioux City Journal article stated on June 25.

A hearing is scheduled for Larry Wolf at a Sioux City federal court for numerous asbestos law violations. The building reportedly had its asbestos-laden insulation around metal pipes removed by untrained workers. Wolf also failed to notify the state that he would conduct building renovations and made falsifications to EPA. Sample materials from the building were taken by authorities that will be tested for asbestos.

Negligent individuals who fail to follow asbestos laws endanger the lives of people who, if exposed, may develop serious health problems from this mineral. By filling out the contact form on the top of this page, you can get important information regarding asbestos hazards and how you can get help if you have been exposed to it due to other’s negligence.

Asbestos law violations during apartment renovation result in fines

The four parties involved in an apartment renovation in Oregon last December were fined after improperly handling asbestos, the Statesman Journal stated on June 12.

According to reports, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) ordered an apartment owner, its property manager, and two contractors to settle a fine totaling $36,800 in connection to an apartment repair conducted at 677 E. Main Street. The contractor responsible for the water damage repair recklessly discarded debris later found to contain asbestos fibers. The firm hired to remove asbestos from the apartment was heavily fined after failing to implement a negative pressure system in the process and for failure to provide a copy of an asbestos survey report on the site. The apartment owner and the property manager were also fined for failing to have the apartment inspected for asbestos prior to renovations. The DEQ stated that the asbestos violations might have exposed workers and residents to dangerous asbestos fibers.

Exposure to asbestos fibers can cause serious health problems that affect your respiratory system. If you think negligent parties are liable for your exposure to the hazardous mineral, fill out the contact form on the top of this page today to learn how you can receive help.

Canterbury man fears his family was exposed to asbestos

An architectural technician in Canterbury is worried that he and his family may have been exposed to dangerous asbestos minerals in their home, an article by NEWS One stated on June 4.

According to David Reynolds, a supposed reliable source confirmed that his home’s outside wall was laden with asbestos fibers. Fletcher contractors who worked in Reynolds’ house dealt with asbestos-laden materials recklessly and without wearing proper protection. Reynolds worried that asbestos may have been inhaled by him and his family after he witnessed materials being handled in the restroom and other areas of the property.

If you suspect that you were exposed to asbestos due to other people’s recklessness, it is important that you get the information you need about the dangers of inhaling asbestos. Feel free to fill out the contact form on the top of this page today to learn more about asbestos exposure or how a lawyer may assist you.

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