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Cayuga Centers settles $8K fine over improper asbestos removal

New York-based organization Cayuga Centers agreed to settle a fine of more than $8,000 following an investigation of their facility in Auburn. According to a November 11 report of, the company violated proper asbestos removal techniques.

According to reports, a total of $8,016.75 in fines were settled by Cayuga Centers after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) accused them of “seriously” violating proper asbestos removal during a renovation project at their facility on Hamilton Avenue. OSHA concluded that four people were potentially exposed to asbestos as a result of the violation. Though the CEO of Cayuga Centers, Edward Hayes, acknowledged in June that asbestos was detected in their facility, the amount was not considered hazardous and the company believes none of the employees were exposed.

When companies violate proper asbestos removal procedures, workers are at a high risk of suffering from fatal mesothelioma disease. However, consulting a skilled attorney could be a viable option to help you obtain compensation for your ailments. Get in touch with a representative today by filling out the contact form on this page.

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.

Asbestos is a toxic material that is associated with fatal respiratory illnesses when accidentally inhaled. If you want to know more about the risks of asbestos exposure in the workplace, simply fill out the contact form on the top of this page today.

Idaho fined for neglecting asbestos laws

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will have to pay $107,786 worth of fines after violating asbestos laws in two demolition projects they conducted in 2014, a July 23 article from the Idaho Statesman stated.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the ITD committed asbestos violations in their projects in Rigby and Priest River. The ITD reportedly did not provide inspect the two facilities prior to demolition, and the state also failed to notify the EPA that the demolitions would be taking place. Asbestos minerals that are found in old construction materials can cause mesothelioma cancer when inhaled and have been regulated by the EPA since the 1970’s.

When cancer-causing asbestos dust is released into the air during building demolitions, workers and nearby residents are at high risk of inhaling it. If you want to know more about the hazards of asbestos and how a lawyer may possibly help you get treatment funds from negligent parties, fill out the contact form on the top of this page today.

Ex worker pleads guilty to asbestos violation in a S.C. project

A former worker of Gramercy Group Inc. recently admitted in court to making false statements to state agents about environmental compliance in dealing with asbestos minerals in a South Carolina building project, a June 30 article of The Post and Courier stated.

After pleading guilty to a Clean Water Act violation on June 26, 61-year-old Albert Dickson of New York will settle a fine of $10,000 and face two years in prison. Court documents showed that Dickson deliberately lied to DHEC agents that a filter system was set up to prevent asbestos from reaching the city sewer. However, an inspection in 2011 revealed that the sewer contained asbestos, and there was no filtration in the facility. After the inspection, Dickson’s employer was permitted to complete the work. A spokesperson of DHEC stated that the asbestos in the sewer system did not pose a risk to the public because the sewer is isolated from the public.

When asbestos dust is inhaled, people are at risk of developing mesothelioma, a rare cancer in the lungs linked to asbestos exposure. Learn more about the dangers of asbestos and the importance of enlisting the help of a lawyer today by filling out the contact form on the top of this page.

Cottrellville Township and two companies cited for asbestos violations

A citation was given by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to Cottrellville Township and two construction firms for violating asbestos laws, an article by The Times Herald stated on March 1.

The township and the two construction companies reportedly committed negligence in tearing down 12 cabins and a home at 8559 North River Road. DEQ analyst Tammy Bell said the organization was not properly informed of the demolition, and the township did not test for asbestos prior to demolition. Though Bell confirmed that asbestos was present in the demolition site, the parties involved were only given citation because the samples were fortunately not capable of polluting the air.

Many people unfortunately develop mesothelioma cancer after being exposed to asbestos minerals by negligent parties. The cancer that affects the lungs is often fatal and effective treatments for mesothelioma have not yet been proven. Learn more about asbestos hazards and how a skilled lawyer may be helpful to asbestos exposure victims by filling out the contact form on the top of this page today.

MA property manager to pay fine for exposing people to asbestos

A fine totaling $65,000 was imposed on a property manager in Springfield over allegations that his company potentially exposed residents to asbestos fibers during renovations of a residential building, a WWLP article stated on February 5.

During a renovation of a multi-family establishment in Agawam, NI Management was accused of improperly dumping construction debris containing asbestos fibers, the Attorney General’s Office said. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) reportedly discovered asbestos inside the establishment where children played and tenants did laundry. Company owner Wei Qiang Ni allegedly worked with his spouse to improperly dispose of debris near the building. Qiang Ni agreed to pay the penalty imposed on his company.

Serious lung diseases may afflict people who have inhaled asbestos fibers. Such diseases caused by asbestos have no known effective medication. However, if you develop asbestos-related disease as a result of other people negligence, you may be entitled to get financial assistance to sustain the cost of treatment. Discuss your situation with us today by filling out the contact form on the top of this page today.

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.

Workers are at high risk of developing mesothelioma cancer as a result of asbestos exposure in their workplace. However, if negligent parties are liable for your asbestos exposure, treatment funds may possibly be given to you. Learn more about asbestos hazards in the workplace and how lawyers may help you with your condition today by filling out the contact form on the top of this page.

Two companies in Oregon fined for improperly containing asbestos

A December 17 report of stated that two companies in Oregon were ordered to pay a combined fine of more than $20,000 for improperly handling asbestos in a home project.

Reports said the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) ordered VIP Construction to pay fine of $11,200 for the improper disposal of asbestos fibers extracted from a house on 3431 S.E. Rex Street. DEQ stated that VIP possibly exposed people living in the area by improperly disposing of the material containing asbestos fibers. The company hired VIP, Classic Image Homes was also ordered to pay $9,529 for hiring the unlicensed company.

No level of asbestos exposure is considered to be safe; even low levels can cause fatal mesothelioma cancer. If you or a loved one have developed mesothelioma, working with a lawyer is important, especially if you think that negligent parties are involved. Fill out the contact form on the top of this page today to find out more about asbestos hazards and how a lawyer may represent you.

Attorney cited for unknowingly permitting asbestos exposure

An attorney was recently cited by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in North Jersey after he allowed a contractor to place a container with debris contaminated with asbestos in his parking lot, a North Jersey News article stated on July 23.

According to reports, Attorney Norman Chidiac allowed contractor Steve DiFilippi, also his client, to store a container in his Clifton Avenue office complex parking lot. Nearby residents were furious upon learning that the receptacle contained asbestos-laden debris. The container was only covered with a tarp. Bob Considine of the DEP said that it was unclear if residents near Chidiac’s office had been harmfully exposed to the asbestos. A citation was issued to Chidiac and the contractor is also expected to be charged, Considine said.

When asbestos mineral is accidentally inhaled, people may suffer from a fatal illness that affects the respiratory system. If you suspected that negligent firms are responsible for your exposure, legal counsel may assist you in pressing charges. Find out how you may get legal help and information about the dangers of asbestos to your health today by filling out the contact form at the top of this page.

Asbestos removal contractor in Massachusetts fined for violations

An asbestos removal firm in Massachusetts was recently ordered to pay a fine worth $24,400 after the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP) ruled that they violated asbestos regulations, an article on 22News stated on April 7.

According to reports, contractor firm MJ Environmental improperly extracted asbestos in a building at Bartlett Street in Pittsfield in 2012. The Mass DEP has initially required the firm to pay at least $10,000, but will waive the remaining balance of the fine if MJ properly follows the state’s regulations for removing asbestos for the next two years.

Mass DEP stressed the accountability of asbestos removal firms in protecting the health of the public.

If not properly removed, asbestos may be accidentally inhaled by unsuspecting people, causing them serious, potentially fatal, health problems. To learn more about asbestos and how people exposed to the mineral can get help, please feel free to fill out the contact form on the top of this page today.





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