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Is Asbestos Still a Risk for New York Area Construction Workers?

Are you at risk of an asbestos-related disease such as asbestosis or mesothelioma? Learn more and how to contact a New York construction injury attorney.

The potential danger of asbestos for New York and New Jersey construction workers is not new news. Asbestosis, mesothelioma and other dangerous diseases can result from construction asbestos exposure. We know that decades ago the use of asbestos was not subject to the regulations that it is today and that workers are still suffering, and dying, from past exposures. However, are current workers also being subjected to the dangers of asbestos?

Asbestos Violations May Still Be Occurring

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) cited seven construction companies for asbestos violations. While those seven construction companies were not located in the New York City or New Jersey area, it is important for New York City construction workers to remain vigilant and recognize that they could also be at risk.

The specific violations against the companies rose from the remodeling of an older apartment complex in Texas without workers being provided with the proper protective gear and clothing to protect them from asbestos exposure. In total, 45 serious violations were found to have occurred. A serious violation occurs when there is a substantial probability of death or physical harm from the hazard that the employer knew or should have known about.

Contact a New York City Construction Injury Lawyer if You Suffer from Asbestos Exposure

If you have developed asbestosis, mesothelioma or another disease because of asbestos exposure, then we encourage you to contact our experienced New York construction asbestos lawyers today at 1-800-362-9329 and to read our FREE book Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone.

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