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Century-old facility in North Georgia scheduled for demolition and asbestos removal

The vintage mill in LaFayette that was severely damaged by fire is expected to undergo demolition and asbestos cleanup procedures after its owner reached a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a September 3 article in Times Free Press reported.

According to reports, Drennon Crutchfield in August agreed with the EPA to shoulder the expenses needed to demolish and remove asbestos from the Barwick Mills. An old building in the facility that was believed to have contained asbestos minerals was abandoned after it was destroyed the fire last November. EPA staff David Andrews had confirmed that the building’s ceilings and plumbing system had used asbestos. Residents near the carpet mill were advised not to go out of their house after the fire due to levels of particles presence in the air. Crutchfield is expected to spend $850,000 in the whole asbestos abatement and demolition jobs that could last before December, Andrews also said.

Asbestos is a highly toxic mineral that can cause mesothelioma cancer when it gets through the lungs. Though there is no known cure for the disease, there are several expensive treatments available to prolong a patient’s life. If you want to know more about asbestos hazards and how an attorney may work for you, simply fill out the contact form on the top of this page today.

Library in Chattanooga considered safe despite asbestos presence

A library official in Chattanooga recently confirmed that the public library, despite the asbestos presence, will not pose any imminent danger to people while undergoing renovations, an article of Times Free Press reported on August 25.

Director Corrine Hill issued a statement on August 24 after she was notified by a television network of the Chattanooga History Center website post that the ceilings of the public library contain asbestos. Hill reportedly believed that the building contained asbestos as it was built during the time asbestos use was not regulated; she explained that the library will be temporarily closed to the public while asbestos is safely extracted. The public library will undergo renovations to upgrade its lighting system and it is expected to be completed in September next year, Hill also said. The History Center did not issue a statement and that they have already remove the post that according to Hill was inaccurate.

Asbestos, unfortunately, can cause serious respiratory cancer like mesothelioma when its dust gets into the air and accidentally inhaled by humans. Cases like these are often caused by negligent parties as there are proper ways of dealing with asbestos-laden materials. Learn more about asbestos hazards from a skilled attorney today by filling out the contact form on the top of this page.

House session halted due to asbestos incident

A House session on July 10 was temporarily halted due to a possible release of asbestos in the area, an article by USA Today stated.

Reports said the possible asbestos release incident happened at around 2:00 a.m. in the Capitol’s House side. After several hours of inspection conducted by engineers and industrial hygienist experts, the Architect of the Capitol’s office stated that the establishment was safe to be opened. However, some parts in the area remained barricaded. Members of the Congress and their staffs were allowed to enter the premises at around 9:00 a.m. Tours were also deemed safe soon after investigation.

People who accidentally inhale asbestos fibers may suffer from life-threatening illnesses that affect the respiratory system. If you suspect that you have been exposed to harmful fibers due to irresponsible parties, fill out the contact form on the top of this page today to learn how a lawyer may help you.

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.

Two men guilty of illegal asbestos extraction

Two men responsible for asbestos removal in a former hospital pleaded guilty to improper asbestos extraction and endangering workers on January 30.

According to reports, Michael Kuovaras, 61, and Frank Rizzo, 55, both pleaded guilty to unlawful asbestos extraction in Zurbrugg Memorial Hospital in Riverside. The defendants, who reportedly operated without a license, endangered their laborers by having them work with asbestos without proper protection. A probe also found that the asbestos extracted from the hospital was buried in the same site.

Kuovaras and Rizzo, who are expected to be incarcerated, will be sentenced this April.

To find out more about asbestos, asbestos exposure, and how victims of this exposure can seek help, fill out the contact form on the top of this page.

Asbestos still present in building at University of Florida

Workers at the University of Florida removed thousands of square feet of coating contaminated with asbestos over the summer, a project that had to be completed prior to the reconstruction of the Colonnade.

According to reports, at least 9,050 square feet of asbestos coating was discovered by inspectors that needed to be removed before workers started the demolition and rehabilitation on the premises. UF Vice President Curtis Reynolds said they made a conscious effort to remove the asbestos in their premises to prevent students, faculty, and staff from being exposed to the substance.

Asbestos can be found in many old buildings due to its cost-effectiveness and durability.

Being exposed to asbestos can cause you life threatening injuries. Should this exposure be the fault of another party, fill out the form on the top of this page to find out how you may be able to seek compensation.

Mesothelioma victim’s family awarded nearly $3 million in asbestos suit

A jury in Delaware has recently awarded the family of a mesothelioma victim $2.86 million after their loved one died as a result of exposure to asbestos fibers.

According to the lawsuit, the man was diagnosed with mesothelioma in August 2010 when he was 62 years old. He passed away the following February.

Prior to his death, the man had worked at Crane Plumbing Fixtures Factory for nearly 4 decades, where he was often required to use talc powder that was contaminated with asbestos. The lawsuit alleged that the label on the talc powder did not sufficiently warn its users of the risks associated with asbestos exposure.

Expert testimony at the trial linked the man’s asbestos exposure to the talc powder, and the jury sided with his surviving family members. The amount awarded to the victim’s family is the largest asbestos verdict against a single defendant in Delaware in over ten years.

If you would like to learn more about asbestos exposure, visit our site today at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Kentucky park renovation halted after asbestos discovery

A renovation of the pavilion at Cherokee Park in Louisville, Kentucky, has uncovered asbestos in the structure’s roof shingles. This is expected to delay the project by several months.

Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion is an iconic area of the park, and nearly $45,000 was set aside to renovate the area. Unfortunately, the cost of the asbestos abatement adds up to an estimated $28,000 on top of the original amount.

Officials were obtaining bids on the project when the asbestos was found. Now, those campaigning for the renovation have to attempt to raise the additional funds.

If you or a loved one has asbestos in your home or office and would like to learn more about the dangers of asbestos exposure, contact us today or visit our site at http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org/.

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