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MANHATTAN BEACH: High School Students Exposed To Asbestos By Several Contractors


Nov 16, 2018

South Coast Air Quality Management District Issued Violations Against The Manhattan Beach Unified School District And Several Contractors After Students Were Exposed To Asbestos

 MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA (November 15, 2018) The violations came after contractors put flooring material believed to contain asbestos inside of the storage facility of the library.

Investigators believe that the contractors used a power grinder on the flooring material containing asbestos. This may have allowed particles of the harmful asbestos to become airborne.

There is an ongoing investigation into exactly what took place. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was commonly used as an insulator.

The United States is one of the only developed nations in the world that has not completely banned asbestos.

Liability In Asbestos Exposure Cases

Exposure to asbestos has been linked to a wide range of different illnesses including mesothelioma, lung cancer, brain injuries, ovarian cancer and laryngeal cancer. If a company or school district exposes faculty or students to material containing asbestos they may face civil liability if anyone is injured. This is true even if the exposure is inadvertent. Contractors have a responsibility to conduct every precaution to make sure they are not putting others at risk. Victims that have been exposed to asbestos may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

Getting Help If You’ve Been Exposed To Asbestos

If you or someone that you love has been exposed to asbestos you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys can help you and make sure that you are being properly taken care of. We are aggressive advocates that will fight on your behalf and help you get everything that you deserve. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney we are here for you (888) 888-9285.

 Sources:

  1. Web Wire. Violation Notices Served After Asbestos Disturbed at California High School. November 15, 2018.
  2. Findlaw. Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits and Liability. 2018

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