Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans’

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 complex 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 asbestos 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 asbestosisLouisiana’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 . The ruling was announced Dec. 10 by Judge Terri F. Love, with Judges Edwin A. Lombard and Roland L. Belsome concurring. (more…)


Mesothelioma-related lawsuits recently filed in Louisiana due to workers’ exposure to asbestos

8 Jul 2014 by under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Mesothelioma related lawsuits recently filed in Louisiana due to workers exposure to asbestosSeparate lawsuits were filed in recently due to the development of mesothelioma in two unsuspecting individuals – engineering clerk James Capdeboscq and , a former union president who is now deceased. (more…)


Asbestos-contaminated soil adds up to half-million-dollar headache for Louisiana parish

16 Jun 2014 by under News

jefferson parish logo 100x100 Asbestos contaminated soil adds up to half million dollar headache for Louisiana parishA plan to fill land at a construction project with excess soil from an Army Corps of Engineers project turned into a half-million dollar headache for , La., officials when it turned out the soil was contaminated with asbestos. Exposure to asbestos is linked to serious illnesses, including , a rare and deadly form of cancer. When job site officials identified asbestos in the soil, the construction project had to be stopped until the hazardous material could be contained, properly disposed of, and the site cleaned and deemed safe for workers and the public. (more…)


New Orleans residents raise concerns about asbestos contamination at local high school

27 Feb 2014 by under News

John McDonough High School Esplanade Avenue New Orleans 100x100 New Orleans residents raise concerns about asbestos contamination at local high schoolNEW ORLEANS, La. – Citizens whose children attend in New Orleans are raising concerns about the presence of lead paint, mold and possible at the property, which they say is endangering the health of students, faculty and staff. The school is already slated to close in June to undergo renovations, but area residents say they want students relocated immediately. (more…)