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Posts tagged "asbestos abatement"

Building-Demolition Workers Still at Risk of Asbestos Exposure

Government regulation and worksite monitoring are not always keeping workers who remove asbestos or perform demolition work in older buildings safe, according to a piece of investigative journalism. We recently posted a blog about this issue, which arose when a Seattle-area asbestos-removal company faced fines and loss of licenses for...

High School Students Exposed to Deadly Asbestos Fibers

Written by James P. Nevin   Two men convicted of exposing high school students to asbestos were sentenced to 24 and 27 months in federal prison. The men were executives of the now-defunct nonprofit Firm Build. The men used the high school students to remove the cancer-causing substance from a...

County Workers may have been exposed to asbestos

It is easy to think that most people have very little chance of being exposed to asbestos or suffering an asbestos-related lung cancer, such as mesothelioma. After all, we do not work in WWII era shipyards, make asbestos laden insulation for electrical systems, handle plaster or wall board made with...