Posts Tagged ‘asbestosis’

Canadian province is plagued by asbestos-related workplace fatalities

17 Apr 2017 by under News
707px Saskatchewan in Canada.svg  100x100 Canadian province is plagued by asbestos related workplace fatalities

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’s Saskatchewan province has more workplace fatalities due to asbestosis than any other ailment or injury, according to last year’s annual report. Of the 31 total workplace deaths in the province — a slight decrease from 2015 — one was due to heart attack, four were due to motor vehicle injuries, nine were listed traumatic deaths and 14 were related to occupational diseases. Thirteen of the 14 occupational disease deaths were caused by asbestosis. (more…)


Asbestos inspection complete, demolition scheduled at Louisiana apartment complex

19 May 2015 by under News

Slidell Louisiana condemned apartments WVUE image 100x100 Asbestos inspection complete, demolition scheduled at Louisiana apartment complexDemolition of a condemned apartment complex in Slidell, La., received the green light to go ahead this week following the completion of an inspection to determine how much is present in the buildings. A licensed asbestos abatement company, Haltran Environmental Services, inspected the buildings and will work with contractor Holliday Construction LLC to safely demolish the structures. (more…)


Appeals court rules five-day asbestos exposure could have caused asbestosis

30 Dec 2014 by under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Appeals court rules five day asbestos exposure could have caused asbestosis’s Fourth District Court of Appeals determined there was sufficient evidence to support Plaintiff Edward Alberes’ allegation that he contracted as a result of occupational exposure to asbestos. The ruling was announced Dec. 10 by Judge Terri F. Love, with Judges Edwin A. Lombard and Roland L. Belsome concurring. (more…)


Canada’s rising health issue: Asbestos linked to the highest number of on-the-job fatalities

16 Dec 2014 by under News

asbestos warning 100x100 Canadas rising health issue: Asbestos linked to the highest number of on the job fatalitiesIn a shocking revelation, new data released by Canadian news source reveals that exposure is the number one cause of the most on-the-job deaths in Canada, representing nearly a third of the deaths since 1996. Last year, asbestos was responsible for more fatalities in its 368 death claims than the total amount of fatalities from fires, highway accidents and chemical exposures combined. Roughly 5,000 on-the-job death claims have been approved in Canada since 1996 due to asbestos exposure. (more…)


Property owners charged with violating Clean Air Act and CERCLA, exposing residents to asbestos

12 Sep 2014 by under Legal, News

asbestos warning 100x100 Property owners charged with violating Clean Air Act and CERCLA, exposing residents to asbestosWillingly exposing residents to the dangers of asbestos has two New York men looking at serious jail time and fines. According to the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), both , the owner of more than a dozen properties in , N.Y., and his maintenance manager, Thomas J. McAvoy, have been sentenced to 21 months in prison for cooperatively and openly violating the Clean Air Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Following their prison terms, the two men will also face two years of supervised release, while Mills will be forced to pays fines of $25,000 and a $300 crime victim special assessment fee. (more…)


Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign warns asbestos dangers lurk in the sweet summertime

7 Aug 2014 by under News, Organizations

ACVRC Summers Silent Threat image 100x100 Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign warns asbestos dangers lurk in the sweet summertimeFor most people, summertime is a time to relax and enjoy some downtime with family and friends. Summer also offers an opportunity to tackle projects around the house, explore the great outdoors, search out a bargain or create a lovely landscape. However, the folks at the (ACVRC) warn many of these activities may hide a hidden danger – . (more…)


Minnesota authorities keeping a close eye on asbestos cleanup at demolition site

24 Jul 2014 by under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Minnesota authorities keeping a close eye on asbestos cleanup at demolition siteOfficials from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) are keeping a close watch on demolition and cleanup efforts at a school destroyed by fire in June. The nearly 95-year-old building, , is believed to contain a large amount of friable . (more…)


Asbestos ruling in Texas gives hope for future mesothelioma plaintiffs

22 Jul 2014 by under Legal

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Asbestos ruling in Texas gives hope for future mesothelioma plaintiffsThe Texas Supreme Court just pushed back against asbestos plaintiffs by raising the to show that the defendant’s products caused ; however, the plaintiffs avoided a situation that attorneys believed would have voided all asbestos lawsuits. (more…)


Jury finds asbestos products manufacturers liable for mesothelioma death, awards $7.2 million

3 Apr 2014 by under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Jury finds asbestos products manufacturers liable for mesothelioma death, awards $7.2 millionA County jury found in favor of the family of Edward Merwitz, a former who died of mesothelioma at age 62. The lawsuit alleged Merwitz was exposed to asbestos-containing products while working on U.S. Navy ships between the years of 1965 and 1970. (more…)


Global Asbestos Awareness Week – April 1-7, 2014

1 Apr 2014 by under Events, Research/Treatment

Asbestos Awareness Week 2014 100x100 Global Asbestos Awareness Week   April 1 7, 2014Today marks the start of Global Awareness Week (GAAW), which will be observed April 1-7, 2014. The event was started as National Awareness Day in 2005, expanded to National Awareness Week, and is now recognized globally as a time to educate the public about the dangers of . (more…)