Archives for: Asbestos

Buffalo Asbestos Abatement Project Results in Guilty Pleas to Clean Air Act Violations

Posted on June 20, 2017 by

The owners of two companies that took part in an asbestos abatement project at the Roosevelt Park Shelter in Buffalo pleaded guilty last month to violations of the Clean Air Act. In a case dating back to 2009, the two… Keep Reading

Belluck & Fox $3.2 Million Verdict for Veteran Exposed to Asbestos Withstands Post-Trial Challenges

Posted on June 13, 2017 by

Just over a year ago, attorneys from Belluck & Fox, LLP, a New York Mesothelioma Law Firm, won a $3.2 million lawsuit for a U.S. Navy machinist mate who died from mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos from products used… Keep Reading

Missouri Woman Loses Life to Secondhand Asbestos Exposure, Father Files Suit

Posted on June 6, 2017 by

Developing mesothelioma from second-hand exposure to asbestos is a very real and deadly issue. While most cases of mesothelioma affect individuals who were directly exposed to asbestos in the workplace, men who worked around asbestos, and brought the fibers home… Keep Reading

Oregon Man Given Probation for Falsifying Asbestos Records

Posted on May 23, 2017 by

A man who took on a demolition job for a homeowner in Cottage Grove, Oregon, could not afford the costs to properly dispose of the asbestos-containing materials, so, instead, he falsified an asbestos survey report. According to a May 11… Keep Reading

Bags of Asbestos Debris Found in Detroit Neighborhood

Posted on May 16, 2017 by

Nearly a year ago, we reported that workers from a construction project abandoned a dumpster containing asbestos debris in a Detroit neighborhood. Now, another Detroit neighborhood is the site of abandoned bags potentially containing asbestos. Once again, unsuspecting residents of… Keep Reading

NY Arts Incubator Calls on Asbestos Angels to Help Allay Cost of Asbestos Abatement Project

Posted on May 9, 2017 by

The highly anticipated opening of Lumberyard, a new performing arts center in Catskill, NY, scheduled for the summer of 2018 has been delayed until 2019 due to an unforeseen construction issue: asbestos. The American Dance Institute, that is undertaking a… Keep Reading

EPA Holds NY Company Responsible for Asbestos Cleanup

Posted on May 2, 2017 by

Beech-Nut, one of the primary producers of baby food in the U.S., was established in 1891 in Canajoharie, New York. The company’s facility was built at a time when asbestos was heavily used in construction materials. Asbestos was used throughout… Keep Reading

Hartford School Officials Close School During Unexpected Asbestos Abatement Project

Posted on April 25, 2017 by

Nearly once a month we report on concerns of asbestos in public schools across the U.S.  In January, a Massachusetts school was faced with asbestos abatement issues after a fire. Now, a school in Connecticut had to close its doors… Keep Reading

Third Man Pleads Guilty to Cleveland Asbestos Violations

Posted on April 18, 2017 by

In a case dating back to 2012, a third man has pleaded guilty to demolishing a Cleveland building before removing asbestos. The man has been charged with violating the Clean Air Act by failing to remove asbestos prior to demolition… Keep Reading

Kingston Officials Mull Bids for Firehouse Asbestos Abatement Project, Use Coin Toss to Select Contract

Posted on April 11, 2017 by

Kingston, NY officials want to move forward with upgrading the city’s historic firehouse, but first, the asbestos in the basement must be removed. Now, officials are reviewing bids and they are hoping to keep the final costs as close to… Keep Reading