People working in the House side of Capitol Hill are still concerned that they were possibly exposed to asbestos after the abatement incident last July, a Roll Call article stated on September 15.
Reports said the majority of the people at Capitol Hill on July 10 were notified of the possible asbestos in the air hours later after workers had extracted an insulation contaminated with asbestos. Wally Reed, president of American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 626, represents an estimated 500 different workers in the Capitol and Botanic Garden. Reed stated that he already attempted to obtain a list of workers exposed to asbestos, but this list has yet to come forth. Investigation by several organizations over the incident continues.
Sadly, people who were exposed to asbestos minerals may suffer from fatal respiratory problems. If you suspect negligent parties are liable for your illnesses, enlisting an experienced lawyer could be critical to gaining the compensation you need for treatment. Consult with the lawyers of Williams Kherkher today at 800-781-3955 to learn about your legal options.