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Chicago-based companies face fines for asbestos exposure

Six companies were cited in Chicago for allegedly exposing their workers to hazardous asbestos in one of their renovation projects at a school in Evanston, a Chicago Tribune article stated on December 31.

Reports said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the state’s Department of Public Health found out that the workers were possibly exposed to asbestos while renovating the cafeteria of Chute Middle School last summer. Aside from the possible asbestos exposure of workers, asbestos-laden debris in the construction was mishandled. OSHA is proposing to impose a fine totaling to $132,000 on the companies involved. The six companies were given 15 days to challenge the citations filed against them.

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