Illegal Asbestos Removal Lands Construction Company Owner In Federal Prison.

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 exposure as much as possible. Accordingly, construction companies and other building maintenance organizations must be careful to strictly 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.

After conducting an operation to remove asbestos from a local Illinois middle school, Joe Kehrer, owner of Kehrer Brothers Construction, was sentenced to five months in federal prison and fined $50,000 for failing to notify the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency about the presence and removal of asbestos. Reports indicate that Kehrer led a team of Mexican workers, very few of whom spoke English or understood they were to be exposed to deadly carcinogens, into the middle  school and began the asbestos removal.

Kehrer’s misrepresentations were exposed when one of his employees contacted the Occupational Safety and Health Administration with concerns about the project, noting that the health and safety of the employees were at stake. When OSHA arrived on the scene, Kehrer allegedly had his employees hide the equipment and lie about the operations.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to 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 Boston injury lawyers today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

 

 

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Investigation Into Contractor Involved In Fatal Construction Site Accident Reveals Numerous Safety Concerns Stemming From Previous Projects.

There are a number of safety measures that construction companies undertake to prevent workplace accidents. These measures are crucial, because construction accidents can be extremely dangerous for both employees and the surrounding public, not to mention the potential liability the construction company faces. However, it is also important that a reputable contractor be hired to oversee operations. A diligent contractor is crucial, as it is often small, overlooked details that lead to catastrophic construction accidents. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert construction site injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

While working inside the Twin Peaks tunnel in San Francisco, California, 51 year-old construction worker Patrick Ricketts was struck and killed by a temporary steel beam that fell on top of him. The contractor for the project was Shimmick Construction, and their bona fides are now under close scrutiny.

Over the past 10 years, according to the San Francisco Chronicler, Shimmick Construction was cited for over 50 workplace safety violations. However, when submitting their bid to work on the project that ultimately led to Ricketts’ death, the contractor indicated that it had had no prior safety violations, which was a major factor in qualifying for the bid. Although it is probably too early to discern a direct connection between Shimmick’s negligence and the accident that caused Rickett’s death, questions surrounding the reliability of Shimmick’s services are certainly legitimate.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of an accident on a construction site, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert construction accident attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Several Construction Workers Injured At Work Site After Falling Down Elevator Shaft.

Construction sites pose a danger to workers for a variety of reasons. Construction workers not only have to worry about what might fall on their heads, but often times they are asked to work on an extremely elevated surface, meaning that they themselves might do the falling. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert construction site accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation.

While working on a construction site in North Hollywood, California, four construction workers were badly injured when they fell down an elevator shaft. According to reports, the fall was over 30 feet, and the workers ages ranged from 45 to 60 years old. The crews were working on placing metal sheeting into the elevator shaft when the fall occurred. All four men were immediately rushed to the hospital. Three of them are currently in critical condition, while one worker is recovering well. Reports further indicate that the incident is under investigation, as there may have been certain conditions more conducive to a fall than what standard safety practices of construction sites prescribe.

 

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