An asbestos abatement company and its owner have been charged in Chelan County due to suspicion of deliberately concealing hazardous asbestos minerals in the waste they are about to ship, an article of Construction & Demolition Recycling reported on January 3.
Reports said Timothy Powell and his company, A1 Asbestos LLC, are facing five class C felony charges after they had been alleged of attempting to defraud a landfill site in Okanogan County. In the charges filed by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, A1 Asbestos apparently attempted to sidestep worksite safety inspections of the state’s Department of Labor & Industries by failing to give accurate dates on when the asbestos abatement took place. In conjunction, Powell was suspected of wrongfully providing asbestos abatement records. If found guilty, Powell may serve imprisonment of up to five years and/or settle fine amounting to $5,000 and other fees related to the case.
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