The city of Central Pointe, Oregon was fined by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to provide asbestos protection to their workers. In February, the city completed a demolition project on a building without taking the necessary asbestos abatement procedures. While no one was exposed to asbestos in the demolition project, the city was cited for acting negligently.
Because no one was exposed to asbestos, the fine was minimal, only $815. However, without the citation, the city could well have continued these actions in the future, possibly exposing workers to the cancer causing fiber, asbestos. Now that the city has been fined and showed their error, they should provide the necessary information to their workers and take actions to protect them in the future.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos, contact the Oregon mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.