Tuesday, July 6, 2010

An example of house doing work "in house" can blow up badly

Floor Daily has a story about a Lakeland school district getting fined for improper asbestos removal:

The Lakeland Central School District in central New York State has been fined $2,500 after two custodians were found to have improperly removed asbestos-laden floor tiles from Lakeland High School last summer.

Two custodians disposed of the tiles in trash receptacles around the school without providing any warning that the debris contained asbestos, LoHud.com reports.

Neither of the men who collected the broken tiles in at least 10 classrooms last July was certified to handle asbestos, says the state Labor Department.

This is exactly why it's necessary to hire trained professionals for this work.

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