The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) recently de-certified two asbestos extraction companies and ordered them to pay $379,100 for negligence in disposing of the dangerous material on a demolition site, an article on komonews.com reported November 10.
L&I alleged that at least 19 counts of serious and willful violations were committed by Partners Construction and Asbestos Construction Management (ACM) on a demolition job at 3924 Linden Ave. North. The two related companies were said to have compromised the safety of their workers and the public. Piles of debris with asbestos were reportedly left at the demolition site where an apartment complex was slated to be built. One resident in the area said he is especially concerned about the exposure because he has had an asbestos scare in his past and knows how dangerous the material can be.
Fatal health risks that affect the respiratory system may occur in people who are exposed to asbestos fibers. If you develop such an illness related to asbestos, enlisting a lawyer is important, especially if you believe that negligent parties are liable for your asbestos exposure. To learn more about the health hazards associated with asbestos and how you may possibly get treatment funds, fill out the contact form on the top of this page today.