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Indiana company fined for asbestos violations

An Indiana company has been fined $137,000 in asbestos violations after the state of Indiana found that the violated the federal law on how to dispose and remove asbestos.

The Indiana Department of Labor found that Ford Lumber Supply Inc. violated 16 regulations in a project involving asbestos. The company failed to provide the safety measurements in order to protect their employees from being exposed to asbestos.

Respirators were not given to the employees and they were not even allowed to clean dust pans to remove toxic material. Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer.

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