One of the most upsetting things about asbestos exposure is that companies continue to be negligent with it comes to protecting others. We have used this blog to discuss the severe penalties for companies that violated asbestos regulations decades ago, which is why it is so discouraging to hear about an employer who continues to skirt the responsibility to keep workers safe.
We previously noted that cases of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases are expected to peak in the next eight years. This is because up until the 1980s, people were regularly exposed to asbestos and it can take about 40 years for symptoms to develop. Since the 1980s, however, states have started to hold companies responsible for using or manufacturing asbestos products or for the careless removal asbestos.
For about 40 years, the Nassau Coliseum has been a popular entertainment venue. Hosting everything from the Ringling Brothers circus to New York Islander hockey games, the coliseum has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors. However, with recent claims that asbestos is covering the arena, the future of the site is unknown. Property owners have not responded.