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Corporation Pays Maximum Fine in Wisconsin Asbestos Exposure Case

Authorities say the corporate owner of a former Wisconsin factory accused of ordering workers to remove insulation that contained asbestos has paid the maximum fine under terms of a plea agreement. The incident happened six years ago at Grede foundry …

Order Issued to Protect Workers in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Projects

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has issued a consent administrative order against the city of Pine Bluff and its parolee- and prison-labor demolition program that was shut down last year. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the city will have to …

Illinois Contractor May Face Criminal Charges for Asbestos Exposure

A southern Illinois contractor whose companies were fined nearly $2 million for federal workplace safety violations involving asbestos exposure could face a criminal inquiry. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Joseph Kehrer of Albers, Kehrer Brothers Construction and …

Illinois Company Fined $1.8 M for Exposing Workers to Asbestos

The top federal official for worker safety said that an Illinois businessman’s “outrageous behavior” of bringing in Mexican workers to remove asbestos without safety gear warrants fines of nearly $1.8 million. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health …

Mississippi High Court OKs New Trial in Asbestos Case

The Mississippi Supreme Court has let stand an order for a new trial in a workplace asbestos exposure case in which a Jones County man was awarded $15.2 million. The court denied a request from Troy Lofton to reconsider its …