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Pennsylvania company fined $490K for violating asbestos law

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited an insulation company in York, PA for willfully violating asbestos law, ABC 27 News stated on April 23.

According to reports First Capital Insulation Inc. is being ordered to a pay penalty of $490,000 after allegations that they allowed their three workers to be exposed to asbestos while extracting thermal pipe insulation from a Harrisburg house built in 1928. OSHA told reporters that companies should take special precautions against asbestos exposure when working on thermal pipe insulations in establishments built several decades ago. OSHA agents also found that the company failed to check the proper fitting of their workers’ respirators.

Sadly many workers suffer from fatal respiratory illness called mesothelioma as a result of their employers’ negligence in protecting them from being exposed to asbestos. If you or a loved one has been harmed by wrongful asbestos exposure, it may be wise to get in touch with a skilled attorney of the Mesothelioma Resource Center. Learn more about how a member of our legal team can help you obtain both financial compensation and justice by filling out the contact form a the top of this page.

Demolition firm cited for asbestos removal violations

The demolition company responsible for tearing down Grovetown School last July was cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for alleged violations of asbestos removal, an article by the Augusta Chronicle reported on Wednesday, January 15.

According to the information gathered from OSHA, Augusta-based demolition firm Thompson Building and Wrecking Co. allegedly endangered their workers by improperly exposing them to asbestos after failing to mark areas in which asbestos-laden materials were being removed. OSHA also stated that the firm did not conduct airborne checks for asbestos.

The first violation resulted in a fine of $14,700. In addition to the first citation, OSHA allegedly fined the company $49,000 for deliberate failure to properly handle asbestos in a way that minimized exposure.

Asbestos are hazardous to people’s health and can cause mesothelioma when a person is exposed to it. To find out more about asbestos exposure, mesothelioma, and other related concerns, fill out the form on this page to get in touch with a knowledgeable professional.

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