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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.

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