The supervisor of a renovation project has admitted to ignoring safety protocols for asbestos abatement.
Kenneth Horan, 38, of Pittsford admitted on Monday that he ignored mandated safety procedures for the removal of asbestos. He pleaded guilty in federal court to a violation of federal Clean Air standards.
Horan was the supervisor at an Irondequoit renovation project. According to court records, Horan hired a man to remove asbestos piping wrap in the basement of the building, but he was not a licensed asbestos remover.
Horan was fully aware that the project required the removal of friable asbestos, and has been charged with violating federal safety standards for proper asbestos removal.
When asbestos is not removed properly, the mineralâ€™s fibers can become airborne and breathed in by unsuspecting victims. This can lead to a number of illnesses, including the fatal mesothelioma cancer.
Mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs, heart and chest cavities. Although there are treatments for it, including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, there is no cure for mesothelioma. What is even worse is that hundreds of mesothelioma cases go unreported every year because victimsâ€™ symptoms may either be insignificant or by the time victims seek help, it is too late.
However, there is help for all who are suffering with mesothelioma. If you or a loved one are struggling with this asbestos-related disease, turn to a leading mesothelioma lawyer for assistance. Mesothelioma attorneys work diligently to fight for your rights as an asbestos victim and will do whatever it takes to secure you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve.
As a mesothelioma victim, you may be entitled to thousands â€“ if not millions â€“ of dollars in money damages and medical care. Your mesothelioma attorney will fight for your rights and ensure that you obtain the maximum possible benefits for your pain and suffering. They will also investigate to find out the source of your asbestos exposure and ensure those who are responsible for exposing you to the hazardous mineral are held accountable for their negligence.
Speak to an acclaimed team of mesothelioma lawyers today to fight for your rights and get started on your case.