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Rochester Judge Sentences Developer for Exposing Workers to Asbestos

Posted on July 26, 2016 by gavel-568417_640

In March, we reported on the Rochester property developer convicted of violating the Clean Air Act asbestos work practice standards involving asbestos removal and disturbance. Now, a New York judge has sentenced the man for exposing workers to asbestos during… Keep Reading

Oklahoma School Students and Workers Benefit from Influx of Money from EPA to Assess Asbestos Safety

Posted on July 19, 2016 by Elementary school

Many schools built prior to the 1980’s used materials that contain asbestos, and still harbor asbestos-containing materials, leaving students and school workers at a potential risk for asbestos exposure. However, the U.S. government agencies know that with due diligence health… Keep Reading

Michigan School Employee to Be Compensated After Punishment for Raising Asbestos Concerns

Posted on July 12, 2016 by cleaning-lady-258520_960_720

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s federal investigators found Dearborn, MI school district officials guilty of violating the whistleblower provisions of the Clean Air Act after punishing a school janitor when she complained about exposure to asbestos while cleaning school… Keep Reading

NY Court of Appeals Rules Companies Have a Duty to Warn of Asbestos in Products

Posted on July 5, 2016 by justice scales

The dangers of asbestos have been recognized for decades. Even so, many workers were unknowingly exposed to the carcinogen even while companies who supplied asbestos-laden products they worked with knew the workers could have lasting health issues if not properly… Keep Reading

$22 Million Verdict for Part-Time Construction Worker Exposed to Asbestos

Posted on June 29, 2016 by

A part-time construction worker who developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos has won a $22 million verdict against Burnham LLC, manufacturer of the boilers primarily responsible for his disease, nationally recognized New York law firm of Belluck & Fox,… Keep Reading

Illinois Contractor Charged with Asbestos Crimes

Posted on June 28, 2016 by Our New York Asbestos attorneys represent clients who have suffered illness due to asbestos exposure.

Too many times we have to report on contractors who cut corners during renovation and demolition projects. These short cuts invariably lead to dangerous health risks for workers and innocent residents. In another case of disregard for the law, a… Keep Reading

Detroit Neighborhood Residents Concerned About Possible Asbestos Exposure From Abandoned Dumpster

Posted on June 14, 2016 by Fox 2 News Detroit

It has been a challenging year for residents in Flint, Michigan as they fight for clean water after the city’s water lines were found to be tainted with lead. Now, residents in the neighboring city of Detroit may be facing… Keep Reading

Memorial Day is a Day to Remember our Veterans Who Gave Their Lives for Our Freedom

Posted on May 30, 2016 by flag1-lg

Many Americans look forward to the end of winter and spring with a family vacation over the long Memorial Day weekend. While Memorial Day is seen as a celebratory time signifying the unofficial start of summer, the day actually has… Keep Reading

$3.2 Million Verdict for Veteran Exposed to Asbestos

Posted on May 24, 2016 by

Nationally recognized New York law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP, announced today that a machinist mate who developed and then died from mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos has won a $3.2 million verdict against Jenkins Bros, manufacturer of… Keep Reading

Some Asbestos Contractors Turn to the Downtrodden for Cheap Labor

Posted on May 24, 2016 by man in jail

We have reported in the past about the fines contractors face when they skirt the laws and requirements for safely managing asbestos removal. When contractors try to cut corners and costs, unfortunately, they place innocent people in danger of serious… Keep Reading