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Project manager accused of asbestos violation in Illinois

A demolition project manager from Sherman, Illinois was recently accused of negligence for how he handled an asbestos removal job on a project he facilitated in Springfield, a report of Great Lake Echo stated on June 20.

Midwest Demolition and Scraps Inc. manager Joseph Chernis IV was charged with hiring an unqualified staff to remove the asbestos-laden pipes at a vacant Cargill/Pillsbury facility in 2014 and 2015. Asbestos dust reportedly went airborne as the unqualified staff wrongfully removed and dumped debris containing asbestos. The asbestos-laden debris was placed in garbage bags and two uncovered containers. Chernis, who was held in contempt of the court for falsifying his statements in court, may face harsh penalties that could include imprisonment and hefty fines.

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