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Union officials concerned about Capitol Hill asbestos exposure

Union officials and staff who worked at the House side of the Capitol Hill are concerned about possible asbestos inhalation when the mineral was released into the air last July, Roll Call reported on September 15.

Union leaders reportedly requested the Office of Compliance (OC) to inspect the July 10 asbestos scare incident for possible OSHA violations. According to reports, debris including asbestos fibers contaminated the air several hours before the majority of the workers were notified. The hazardous mineral was released while workers removed asbestos-laden insulation in one of the buildings.

Workers may unfortunately suffer fatal respiratory illnesses after being exposed to asbestos minerals. If you suspect that irresponsible companies and individuals caused your exposure and subsequently, your illness, a lawyer may work for you. Fill out the contact form on the top of this page to learn more information about asbestos and how a lawyer may represent you.

Construction company fined for asbestos handling negligence

A construction company from Pennsylvania and its owner were sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine for violating the Clean Air Act, wivb.com stated.

Lycoming Construction Services, LLC will have to pay $100,000 and serve two years of probation–the owner, Leo Williams, was personally fined $25,000 and must serve a year of probation– after sending workers to demolish several buildings in Jamestown in 2012. The company reportedly failed to provide their workers sufficient safety measures even though they knew the buildings contained asbestos. The state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also ordered William’s company to provide an environmental training module for their staffs.

Those who are exposed to asbestos in the workplace due to negligence are at high risk of suffering serious health problems. If you think your employer put you at risk, you may want to fill out the contact form at the top of this page today to get more information about asbestos and how a lawyer may possibly work for you.

Gretna widow sue companies over husband’s asbestos-related death

A woman who lost her husband last year from mesothelioma cancer and asbestosis recently filed lawsuits against the companies responsible for his exposure to asbestos, the Louisiana Record stated on August 8.

In the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Shirley Holmes against more than a dozen companies, she claimed that her husband Kermit, who used to work at Avondale shipyard in the 70’s, died last September due to asbestos exposure in his workplace. Kermit’s workplace reportedly lacked safety equipment to prevent workers from inhaling asbestos. Holmes is also accusing the companies of negligence in disseminating information on the dangers of asbestos exposure to workers.

If inhaled over a certain period of time, asbestos can cause fatal diseases that affect the respiratory system. Companies can be held liable if they neglect to provide safety precautions to their workers and other people. If you suspect that this happened to you or a loved one, fill out the contact form on the top of this page today to get important information about asbestos and learn how a lawyer may help you.

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