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$50K fine imposed on Ontario municipality for exposing workers to asbestos

A fine worth $50,000 had been imposed on the Region of Waterloo in Ontario after it pleaded guilty to negligence that resultedĀ in eight people’s exposure to asbestos dust while at the construction site, an article of 570 News reported on January 13.

According to reports, on October 2015, pumping station workers were exposed to vermiculite dust while drilling activities were conducted. Regional Chair, Ken Seiling told reports that the Ministry of Labour held the Region of Waterloo liable even though none of the workers were harmed. Seiling also said that there were no proper instructions given to workers before drilling walls and that they were not protected with safety gear or breathing devices.

In America alone, a hefty fine is imposed to negligent companies that endanger workers by exposing them to harmful asbestos. If you think this has happened to you, a skilled legal team may offer you legal assistance to pursue damage claims. Fill out the contact form on the top of this page today to learn more about your options.

Asbestos removal company alleged of defrauding Washington State

Due to several fraud suspicions related to asbestos waste disposal, five charges were recently filed against a company and its owner in Chelan County, a January 3 article of Construction & Demolition Recycling reported.

According to reports, Attorney General Bob Ferguson accused Timothy Powell of giving falsified papers regarding asbestos abatement jobs done by his company, A1 Asbestos LLC. Powell’s company reportedly attempted to reduce production costs by avoiding the necessary worksite safety inspections required by the state’s Department of Labor & Industries. Charges revealed that A1 Asbestos had paid a single asbestos disposal fee to a dump site by combining the removed asbestos from several projects into one. Powell could face imprisonment of up to five years and may need to settle a $5,000 fine if found guilty of the charges.

Asbestos is a hazardous cancer-causing mineral that should be disposed properly to prevent its dust from being inhaled. People who have been diagnosed with cancer that can be traced to asbestos exposure should know that they may consult a lawyer to increase the chances of getting compensation. Learn more about your options by filling out the contact form on the top of this page today.

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