Canadian Asbestos Removal Company Fined for 274 Outstanding Safety Violation Orders

Seattle Environmental Consulting, a Vancouver asbestos removal company, is being fined a total of $506,000 for 274 workplace safety violations that have been accumulated since 2007. Some of the outstanding infractions include failing to clear asbestos from a site before demolition, repeated and high-risk violations that may have exposed the firm's own workers and other workers to asbestos, and the incorrect set-up of a negative-air unit which ended up contaminating the clean room with asbestos. Lee Loftus of the B.C. Insulators Union calls it "a crime" that the company has been allowed since 2007 to ring up over half a million dollars in fines and incur 274 safety violation orders. Read more here.