A lawyer was cited by the North Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for improperly, albeit unknowingly, allowing a contractor to put asbestos-contaminated materials in his parking lot, North Jersey News reported on July 23.
People living near the office complex of Attorney Norman Chidiac were furious when they learned a construction asbestos-laden debris container was found unsecured in the open air. According to Chidiac, the container was the property of a client who asked him if he could temporarily store it there without informing him that the debris contained asbestos. The container, owned by contractor Steve DiFilippi, came from an unfinished demolition job in Patterson City. DEP spokesperson Bob Considine said he was unsure at this point the level of exposure nearby residents would have received.
There are strict guidelines when it comes to the management of materials containing asbestos. However, sometimes companies, individuals, or other parties violate these rules, and people may become harmfully exposed. If you believe you inhaled the hazardous mineral due to negligence of other people, the lawyers of Williams Kherkher may help you pursue damage claims. Discuss your situation with us by calling 800-781-3955 today.