Posts Tagged ‘Buffalo’

Niagara County under fire for reportedly assigning welfare workers to remove asbestos from building

17 Jun 2015 by under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Niagara County under fire for reportedly assigning welfare workers to remove asbestos from building, N.Y., officials are under fire this week for reportedly allowing welfare workers to remove debris from a government building without protective equipment. The welfare workers are required to work in order to receive their benefits. President of the county’s blue-collar union, William C. Rutland, who represents the workers, said the county was taking advantage of them. They simply reported and did as they were instructed without being advised of the potential danger, he alleges. (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 shipfitter who died of 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…)