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NC company to put up trust fund to address asbestos claims

A construction material manufacturing company based in North Carolina is seeking to create a trust fund to address thousands of plaintiffs who have filed asbestos claims against them since the past decades, an October 4 article of mesothelioma.com reported. Reports said Kaiser Gypsum, Inc., recently sought Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection at a federal court in […]

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Canandaigua employees exposed to asbestos at work

The Daily Messenger reported that dozens of employees of the U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) in Canandaigua, New York, may have been exposed to asbestos at work. A restraining order was issued in April by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) together with the EPA concerning the ongoing renovation of a VA facility after employees filed a […]

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Risks of damaging tiles at home

Homeowners may not know that inside their home they could accidentally expose themselves to hazardous asbestos. Unfortunately, even though asbestos was already banned in the U.S., old homes and other construction materials still have it today. Due to its fire retardant and strengthening properties, asbestos was also used in tiles that are commonly found in […]

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Post office in Indiana accused of asbestos violation

A post office in West Baden Springs, Indiana might have to settle a fine of over $49,000 following allegations that their workers were exposed to asbestos. Employees are now at risk of developing illnesses as a result of asbestos contact inside the premises, Indiana Public Media reported on August 8. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), […]

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Multiple citations issued to Wisconsin shipyard for exposing workers to toxins

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited a company due to multiple violations that might result in the possible exposure of workers to harmful lead toxins and asbestos minerals, Star Tribune reported on August 1. Reports said Fraser Shipyards is facing a $1.4 million worth of fine after they were alleged of 29 […]

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Concerns raised after asbestos discovered in Australia workplace

People in Oberon, a town in New South Wales, Australia, expressed concern that they may have had unintentional contact with asbestos, a hazardous substance, from ongoing road maintenance in the area. Michael Ostrowski, an exploration geologist, discovered the naturally occurring mineral while passing a work site on Dog Rocks Road. The project was suspended and asbestos control was immediately […]

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Asbestos settlement awarded after death of plaintiff

A worker in Montana who died of mesothelioma cancer due to asbestos exposure was recently awarded a settlement of $650,000 by Yellowstone County. Reports said Lauren DuPuis was exposed to asbestos chemical dust while he was working as a janitor at the county courthouse, a job which he performed since the 1980s. DuPuis decided to file […]

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Ways people may contact asbestos indirectly

Many people may not realize that they have been exposed to the extremely hazardous fibers found in asbestos materials until after they have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer. Some of the most common ways a person may come into contact with this dangerous material are through: Old buildings that may contain asbestos near your home […]

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Cedar Rapids high school students possibly exposed to asbestos

Findings of the Iowa Natural Resources Department revealed that students and employees at Washington High School were likely exposed to asbestos during a renovation project conducted last year. According to the report, the school district and a company contracted to remove asbestos during renovation committed several violations, and state authorities are planning to file legal action […]

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Day care centers may have asbestos

Most of the buildings that were constructed in the 80’s or earlier were built with materials that included asbestos to prevent fire hazards. Even though using asbestos in the construction of buildings was outlawed decades ago, many old infrastructures still contain this dangerous material. When new businesses set up shop in these old buildings without […]

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