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Arizona High Court to Rule on Liability in Asbestos Take Home Exposure Case

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether employers can be held liable to somebody who contracted cancer from asbestos brought home on a parent’s work clothes. The case stems from the 2014 death of Dr. Ernest Quiroz, whose …

Yellowstone National Park Worker Claims Retaliation Over Asbestos Report

A maintenance worker in Yellowstone National Park said a park concession company retaliated against him after he reported that he and five other employees were exposed to asbestos at a more than century-old lodge. Jon Kline told The Associated Press …

Travelers to Pay More Than 1,300 Claims Filed in Akron Asbestos Suit

More than 1,300 damage claims were filed in a northeast Ohio court on behalf of the heirs of Akron-area rubber and auto workers who died or developed serious illnesses from exposure to asbestos. The claims in Summit County Probate Court …

Indiana Prosecutor Concerned About Asbestos Threat in Office

Like the sands of time, dust regularly falls on offices of the Lake County prosecutor, who hopes it isn’t laced with asbestos. “A number of our employees have been complaining about sinus problems and are very concerned,” Prosecutor Bernard Carter …

Asbestos Dangers Highlighted in Montana Mining Town Risk Study

A long-delayed risk study for a Montana mining town where hundreds have died from asbestos exposure concludes that even a minuscule amount of the substance can lead to lung problems. The 328-page document released Monday will determine when work can …

Oklahoma Receives Grant to Reduce Asbestos in Schools

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $204,000 grant for Oklahoma to help reduce asbestos exposure in schools. The agency announced Tuesday that the Oklahoma Department of Labor will use the grant for compliance monitoring and assistance, public outreach, …

Health Program for Western Asbestos Victims Expanded

A pilot program that provides medical and other services to victims of asbestos exposure has been expanded to include 18 additional counties in Montana, Idaho and Washington. The program offers home assistance, mileage reimbursements for medical travel and other benefits …

Ailing New York Lawmaker Sues Over Asbestos Exposure

A New York congresswoman being treated for lung cancer has filed a lawsuit claiming exposure to asbestos as a young woman may have contributed to her disease. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy filed the lawsuit last month in state Supreme Court in …

Employee Sues Missouri Utility Over Hazardous Materials

An employee of Joplin-based Empire District Electric Co. alleges in a lawsuit that the utility exposed its employees to asbestos and other hazardous materials at a plant in southeast Kansas. The lawsuit, filed last week in Jasper County Circuit Court …

Nassau Coliseum Workers Exposed to Asbestos Will File Lawsuits

More than 100 workers are alleging that long-term exposure to asbestos at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, N.Y., has made them seriously ill. The plaintiffs represent current and former employees of the county-owned arena. They include electricians and carpenters who …