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Asbestos violations result in $115 thousand fine for contractor

A contractor in Grand Rapids, Mich., GRL Properties LLC, has been fined $115 thousand for asbestos violations while working on the John Bean building in Lansing.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of Michigan investigated the project and found that the company did not conduct proper procedures during the asbestos removal process.

After not conducting a proper asbestos investigation, the workers were unaware that the material they were in charge of removing was harmless when in reality, they may have been exposed to the toxic material while working in the 450,000 sq. foot building. Inhaling asbestos fibers is the primary cause for developing mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of lung cancer.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and you would like to learn more about the health risks associated with it, contact us or visit our site http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Kentucky man names 56 defendants in asbestos case

A man from Cattlesburg, Ky named 56 defendants in an asbestos lawsuit regarding his lung cancer. The complaint was filed in mid-May and stated the the man was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2009.

The man was employed by General Motors from 1966 until 1968 and Ashland Oil from 1968 to 1993. The suit claims that the defendants were negligent, had contaminated buildings, breach of warranty, conspiracy, misrepresentation and intentional tort. The man wants a jury trial in order to resolve all of the issues.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, and you would like to learn more about the health issues associated with it. Contact us or visit us at our website http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Library closed in NJ due to asbestos contamination

The public library in Orange, New Jersey has been closed due to lead and asbestos material found inside the building. The library was supposed to open at the end of May, but it remains closed with no words from officials.

The library building a classic historical marker in Orange. The building is a combination of Beaux Art and Classical Revival Architecture and it houses more that 150,000 books.

The asbestos in the building was found by an employee and confirmed after an investigation from officials. Asbestos exposure is the most common cause of mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of lung cancer.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, contact us or visit us at our site http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Rusk Motel undergoes abestos removal before demolition

The old Rusk Motel in East Texas will soon be demolished but first asbestos abatement must be performed, according to officials.

Officials also said that the appropriate measures will be taken in order to keep the citizens of the community safe. Three buildings make up the site that will be demolished. The asbestos removal will be completed within 10 days, which is the time mandated by state law.

A plastic tent will be covering the building in order to contain the asbestos particles and prevent them from becoming airborne. Suits and respirators were also worn by workers in order to protect them from the hazardous material.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos, contact us or visit us at our site http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Texas asbestos suit claims woman contracted mesothelioma from washing clothes

A Texas woman’s family is claiming that their family died after wrongfully contracting mesothelioma from washing her father,  husband and son’s work clothes.

The woman was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and died on May 30, 2008 and now her husband and sons have filed a suit against Shell Energy North America LP, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Exxon Mobil Corp, and Alon USA. The woman’s father worked at a refinery for 38 years.

The family claims that the woman contracted the disease as a result of washing her family’s clothes that were coated with asbestos dust. The suit claims that the defendants did not fulfill their duty to provide a safe workplace and protect their employees.

Mesothelioma is caused from exposure to asbestos fibers after they are disturbed and lodged in the lung.The disease can be dormant for up to 50 years. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim.

Asbestos claims lead to bankruptcy filing

EnPro Industries, a diesel and dual-fuel engine maker, said one of subsidiaries has filled for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in North Carolina court.

The bankruptcy filing was made so that the subsidary, Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, could deal with asbestos-related personal injury claims. Garlock is seeking to implement a plan that will permanently resolve all asbestos-related claims.

So far, Garlock has processed more that 900,000 asbestos claims and along with their insurers has paid nearly $1.4 billion in settlements. Garlock was founded in 1887 and produces and sells high-performance fluid-sealing products.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and would like to learn  more about the dangers of health hazards associated with it, contact us or visit us at our site http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Man names 46 defendants in asbestos lawsuit

An Orange County man and woman have named 46 companies as defendants in a suit that claims that the lung cancer that the man developed was wrongfully caused.

The lawsuit was filed in late May and claims that the disease that the man was diagnosed with in December was the fault of various companies that he worked for as a pipefitter including, Mobil, Texaco, Houston Chemical, and Fina.

The man is claiming that his diseased was caused by exposure to asbestos fibers and that he was never aware or informed of the health hazards associated with asbestos. The couple states that the defendants failed to give their employee an adequate warning and enforce a safety plan.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos and you would like to learn more about the health hazards associated with the fiber, contact us or visit us our site http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Vermont school officials settle asbestos lawsuit

A school district in Montpelier, Vermont has settled an asbestos lawsuit with a local flooring company allegedly involving improper handling of asbestos-laden material.The floor company has settled the matter with the middle school for $65,000.

Two years ago, a middle school in the district underwent an improvement project, but the middle school is claiming that the flooring company, Morrison-Clark, failed to wet the asbestos before the removal and failed to inform the EPA before the removal began.

This incident could have released tiny asbestos particles into the air which can then cause the particles to lodge into a person’s lung. After the particles lodge into the lungs, symptoms can be dormant for up to 50 years.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and you would like to learn more about the health hazards associated with asbestos exposure, contact us or visit us at our site http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Inmates cite asbestos in South Carolina prison

Jail inmates in a South Carolina prison file a lawsuit in a federal court citing substandard living conditions including asbestos findings in the floor tiles of the detention facility.

The 11 inmates who filed the suit also state that there is mold, low quality of food, lack of emergency call systems in the jail cells. Most of the inmates who filed the suit are being help for failure to pay child support.

Exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health issues such as a rare and aggressive lung cancer, mesothelioma. Mesothelioma can remain dormant for up to 50 years before symptoms are noticed.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, contact us or visit us at our site http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

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