Workers Call for Investigation in Asbestos Exposure

Construction workers who were assigned to a demolition project close to London’s Parliament Square stepped forward this week to call for an investigation of unsafe work conditions after reporting that they were not offered any protective gear or clothing while working around asbestos. According to reports, Matthew Brown, a carpenter, is one of the workers […]

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Idaho Company to Pay 100k for Asbestos Violation

A Boise, Idaho company, Owyhee Construction Inc., will spend at least three years on probation and pay a $100,000 fine for violating state and federal asbestos laws that placed thousands of residents at risk after failing to capture and properly dispose of cement that contained asbestos. The incident occurred while the company was working on […]

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South Carolina Business Owner Heads to Prison After Asbestos Violation

May 23, 2014 A Little River, South Carolina man will spend six months in prison after allowing asbestos to blow onto a nearby beach, a federal prosecutor stated this week. The business owner and his company were working on a beachfront condominium renovation when the infraction occurred; a violation of the Federal Clean Air Act. According […]

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More than 20 Companies Named in Ed Lauter’s Mesothelioma Lawsuit

The list of companies accused of exposing actor Ed Lauter was released recently. More than 20 defendants were listed in the mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit, and there is a possibility the list may grow, according to the plaintiffs’ attorney. Lauter’s widow, Mia Lauter, and her children Ben, Emma, Anton, and Ameke Lauter filed the lawsuit […]

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Pennsylvania Widow Wins Mesothelioma Lawsuit

A settlement was reached this week in the mesothelioma lawsuit filed by a Philadelphia widow on behalf of her late husband, who passed away in 2012 after battling malignant mesothelioma. According to court documents, Thomas N. Checho’s widow, Rosemary T. Checho, filed the mesothelioma lawsuit after her husband, who worked over 35 years as an […]

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Massachusetts Company Asbestos Violation Results in Fines

A statement was released this week after a Worcester company was fined by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) for reportedly failing to follow proper procedures for asbestos abatement while renovating the windows in their office building. According to MassDEP, Worcester’s Modern Manufacturing Inc. was fined $16,137.50 after investigators discovered that glazing and window […]

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Washington Company Admits to Fraud and Cover-up of Asbestos Abatement Training

Last Friday in Tacoma Superior Court, the owners of a local company appeared in order to admit guilt in failing to train employees properly on how to handle and dispose of asbestos. According to court reports, the company, Emergency Management Training (EMT), allowed students who were supposed to be learning the proper procedures of asbestos […]

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Radical Surgery Benefits Certain Mesothelioma Patients More Than Others

A recent study performed by thoracic surgeons determined that certain mesothelioma patients benefit more from a radical surgery called extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) than others. The surgeons studied and collected data on 518 malignant mesothelioma survivors who underwent the surgery from 2000-2010. According to the study reports, 84% of the patients studied had epithelial mesothelioma, the […]

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New York Contractor Mishandles Asbestos Work

While working at the Kensington Heights housing project in Buffalo, employees were told by their boss, Ernest Johnson, to dump asbestos into the the holes in the flooring. They did, putting several lives at risk, including their own. After a plea deal, Johnson admitted to bungling the asbestos work in the East Side complex of […]

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