Because of the scientifically established link between asbestos and mesothelioma, as well as other deadly diseases, there are numerous regulations governing its use, the goal being to decrease incidents of asbestos exposure as much as possible. Accordingly, construction companies and other building maintenance organizations must be careful to adhere to these regulations. For one, the safety of their employees should be a priority. Second, violation of such regulations can have major consequences. If you or a loved one is injured due to asbestos exposure, it would be wise to contact an expert asbestos injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
An air pollution complaint filed in mid-August alleges that two contractors hired to do work on the Mira Costa High School in Manhattan disturbed asbestos-containing material while renovating a storage room. The South Coast Air Quality Management District has subsequently served violation notices to the school district. Included in the violations were failures to perform an asbestos survey, which likely would have revealed that the storage room contained asbestos.
Because students and teachers were present during the alleged acts by the contractors, further investigations are needed to determine if anyone was actually exposed to the asbestos. Investigators have confirmed that the contractors were using a power grinder on the floor of the closet, which in turn caused a significant amount of asbestos to be released.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of exposure to asbestos, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert asbestos injury attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury attorney professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!