Two Seattle-area employers have been cited by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for violations that exposed workers to dangerous levels of asbestos while demolishing an apartment building. Asbestos is known to cause cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and conditions. In t...
The Washington State Department of Corrections must close down a 40-year old program staffed by prison inmates who have been tasked with removing asbestos from prison facilities. After determining that these inmate workers were exposed to hazardous asbestos dust, the Department of Labor and Industr...
Debates over the latency period for developing asbestos-related lung disease reemerged in a recent case involving a union worker suffering from an occupational disease.  The claimant—a 74 year-old industrial worker employed by the Delaware City Refinery from 1982 to 2007—developed bilateral int...