Asbestos Red Flag: Other Construction Site Penalties

Recent news that the nation is experiencing a coast-to-coast crackdown on construction site violations, and that many of the companies caught up in unrelated safety problems also are lazy about managing asbestos, comes as little surprise to the New York asbestos attorneys at The Williams Law Firm, P.C.

Consider the Oct. 19 article published by the construction industry newsletter Construction Dive. It illuminates a litany criminal and civil charges faced in recent months by various construction companies nationwide. The nature of the construction-related violations that prosecutors have taken increased interest in include:

  • CONTRACT FRAUD
  • SAFETY VIOLATIONS
  • EMPLOYEE MISCLASSIFICATION
  • CONTRACTOR-HOMEOWNER DISPUTES

But the piece also points out that oftentimes, when a construction company or contractor is lax about any one of these areas of their business, there’s also a chance that other issues are going unchecked on their jobsites including asbestos exposure and abatement.

A hard truth is that many of the professional tradesmen who experienced dangerous asbestos exposure over the years come from construction-related trades and jobs.

If you’re in New York and developed mesothelioma or another serious asbestos-related disease, please contact the attorneys at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. for your free case consultation at (855) 955-6376 .

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