Investigation Widens in New York Asbestos Inspection Fraud Case

05/05/2010 New York, NY (Mesothelioma News) – Stunning admissions by a New York City safety inspector who faked hundreds of critical asbestos tests have spurred prosecutors to broaden their investigation into the scheme, which is now believed to have operated for at least a decade and involved hundreds of buildings. Saverio “Sam” Todaro, owner of […]

Building Owner Fined $70,000 For Exposing Workers to Asbestos

05/03/2010 (Mesothelioma News) – The owner of an Alaska building will pay $70,000 in penalties for failing to protect renovation workers from asbestos exposure-even after receiving a warning from authorities that asbestos was present. Work at the building, which formerly housed the Matanuska Maid creamery in Anchorage, was halted in June 2009 by Alaskan officials. […]

Mississippi Man Awarded $15 Million for Asbestos Exposure and Disease

04/30/2010 Mississippi (Mesothelioma News) –  In a closely watched asbestos lawsuit in Mississippi, a jury awarded a former oil worker more than $15 million on April 7, finding a division of the ConocoPhillips Company responsible for the man’s crippling lung disease. Troy Lofton, 71, had been diagnosed in 2004 with asbestosis, a condition that causes […]

Developer’s Asbestos Assurances Under Attack

04/21/2010 (Mesothelioma News) – The thousands of homes, shops and offices planned for the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco have yet to appear-but the dust, and a major dispute, are already in the air. Soil at the site contains naturally occurring asbestos, medically linked to deadly diseases including lung cancer, mesothelioma and […]