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Renovation project supervisor pleads guilty to asbestos violations

Renovation project supervisor Russell Coco recently plead guilty to two counts of illegal asbestos removal.  Coco was charged with 11 different counts concerning unlawful asbestos removal during a renovation project taking place from 2005-2008 at the Equitable Building in Des Moines, Iowa.  Coco's boss and the project developer, Bob Knapp, was also charged with violating EPA and Clean Air Act regulations.

According to court documents, the two removed flooring at the Equitable Building despite knowing that asbestos was present.  In addition, the two are accused of allowing dangerous asbestos fibers to become airborne and put anyone near the building at risk of contracting asbetos-related diseases like pleural mesothelioma.  Pleural mesothelioma is one of three different types of cancer related to inhaling asbestos fibers.  An individual can develop pleural mesothelioma when fibers become caught between the two layers of the mesothelium lining in the chest cavity.

To discuss filing a mesothelioma lawsuit or if you have questions about pleural mesothelioma, contact the Mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Hart LLP at 800-781-3955 today. 

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