Highway construction projects can release naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) into the air. NOA fibrous minerals are common in the Western regions of the United States and found in rock formations and the soil. Certain natural weather conditions along with mortal actions can cause natural asbestos fibers to be released into the atmosphere. Mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer are caused by the extended inhalation of natural or commercial asbestos. Moreover, natural asbestos exposure can be just as deadly as commercial asbestos exposure.
Most construction workers are aware of the risks of asbestos exposure at construction sites. Crushing rocks or disturbing soil that contains asbestos fibers puts construction workers at risk for developing mesothelioma if the workers are not protected from inhaling the deadly fibers. Proper safety gear must be available and used by workers who will be exposed to both natural and commercial asbestos. Safety precautions at worksites, where rocks will be crushed and the soil will be disturbed, are critical when protecting construction workers from exposure to both commercial and natural asbestos.
Innocent bystanders living in communities with ongoing construction projects can unknowingly be exposed to natural asbestos. Highway or residential construction tasks that disturb the natural landscape of cities or towns can put citizens who take part in everyday activities at risk for natural asbestos exposure. Jogging, biking, climbing and even driving on unpaved surfaces where natural asbestos has been disturbed can leave residents vulnerable to asbestos exposure. Disturbing the earth when working in a yard or garden, or shoveling dirt can also be risky in areas where construction projects are disturbing natural asbestos.
Environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) help protect workers and the public from asbestos exposure by providing asbestos analysis and consulting services to pinpoint and alleviate contact with naturally occurring asbestos as well as asbestos that is present in manufactured supplies still found in many domestic, commercial and utilitarian properties. The company detects and inhibits exposure to asbestos during construction projects.
A $490 million highway construction project in Southern Nevada was recently stopped until protective measures were implemented by CSC. The processes employed at the highway project provided protection for the workers from natural asbestos exposure caused when the soil and earth were disturbed during the freeway development.
If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma due to natural asbestos exposure or commercial asbestos exposure, Philadelphia mesothelioma lawyers at Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Our Philadelphia mesothelioma lawyers have been successfully advocating for victims of asbestos exposure in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for 30 years. Call our offices at 800-369-0899 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation. With offices conveniently located in Center City Philadelphia, we serve victims of asbestos exposure throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.