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Paterson schools accused of asbestos handling negligence

Various claims of negligence were recently filed against the school district in Paterson based on environmental concerns, including using improper mold and asbestos removal, a December 7 article of reported. According to reports, Brenda Zemo filed the complaint against her former employer due to concerns that the department was negligent about making sure asbestos removal was properly […]

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Canadian Labour Congress urges ban on importation of asbestos

The Canadian Labour Congress is advocating a total ban on asbestos importation because asbestos exposure is among the main causes of workplace fatalities across the country, a December 7 article of CBC News reported. Though Canada stopped exporting the hazardous mineral in 2011 and stopped the asbestos mining operations the following year, the imported asbestos used in […]

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Penalties imposed on Cayuga Centers over asbestos violations

Citations and thousands of dollars in fines were imposed on Cayuga Centers due to the suspicion that they were negligent in complying with asbestos laws, an article of reported on November 11. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Cayuga’s facility in Auburn committed three asbestos violations deemed “serious” that could put workers […]

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$12.5M awarded to family who blames asbestos for death of relative

A jury in Manhattan recently decided to award $12.5 million to a family whose loved one died of lung cancer due to asbestos exposure, a November 4 article of New York Post reported. According to reports, relatives of George Cooney reportedly claimed asbestos exposure in the workplace was to blame for the lung cancer that […]

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Treatment option for malignant pleural mesothelioma discovered in Vienna

An option to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma was recently discovered by a group of researchers in Vienna, an October 24 article of News Medical reported. Led by Walter Berger, researchers from the Vienna General Hospital and Comprehensive Cancer Center of MedUni Vienna have been successful with their study, which proved the effectiveness of trabectedin in […]

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Company facing hefty fine after workers sickened by asbestos and CO

A company in Poynette, Wisconsin is facing a $243,716 fine because they committed serious OSHA violations that resulted in five workers being exposed to workplace toxins, including asbestos and carbon monoxide (CO), an October 19 article of Channel 3000 reported. Documents provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration revealed that A&A Environmental Services likely […]

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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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Contractor facing lawsuit for breach of contract and asbestos violations

A contractor in Pennsylvania is facing a lawsuit due to allegations that they breached a contract while completing a project last year and committed asbestos violations, an article of the Weirton Daily Times reported on September 20. According to reports, Ronald Cross sued Joan Unis, Ralph Unis, and their company Unis Demolition because they failed to finish a […]

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Orlando Fire Department escaped hefty fine after exposing crews to asbestos

A report recently revealed that the Orlando Fire Department avoided fines after being suspected of violating an asbestos law that compromised the health of their crews, an article of WFTV9 stated on September 13. Reports confirmed that fire crews in February came into contact with hazardous asbestos at a training facility on Mercy Drive. Fines worth […]

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Illinois company under investigation for exposing workers to asbestos

A company based in the town of Albers, Illinois is under investigation by federal authorities due to the suspicion that they exposed their workers to asbestos dust in the workplace, an article of reported on August 14. According to reports, federal prosecutors considered the activity of Joseph Kehrer and Kehrer Brothers Construction “criminal” in nature due to […]

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