March 2019 Enforcement

Washington Cites Construction Contractors for Exposing Workers to Asbestos Hazards

Washington

The Washington Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued a total of 11 willful and serious citations, and $789,200 in combined penalties to James Thorpe, Chris Walters, Northlake Capital + Development, and 3917 Densmore, LLC, for exposing workers to asbestos hazards at a residential construction site. Inspectors found that the owners failed to provide proper personal protective equipment, monitor or sample the air during removal, use certified workers to remove asbestos, and have a certified asbestos supervisor present.

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