Asbestos Investigation at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
EMSL Analytical offers asbestos testing to help prevent exposure to dangerous asbestos fibers.
April 1, 2013, Cinnaminson, NJ -- According to NBC New York, state and federal inspectors have begun an asbestos investigation at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York, home to the NHL’s New York Islanders.
The inspection began after nearly 140 workers at the venue filed claims reporting that coliseum managers failed to protect workers from long term asbestos exposure. The claims combined will ask for $1 billion in compensation.
Earlier this year, one worker collected samples from the coliseum and sent them to three laboratories for testing. The white substance was confirmed to be asbestos fibers, suggesting that the venue’s boiler room, loading dock, stairwells, and other places accessible to the public, contain dangerous levels of asbestos fibers, according to NBC New York.
Additionally, two long term workers have contracted mesothelioma cancer, and they believe it is from exposure to asbestos at the coliseum.
Inhalation of asbestos can be extremely hazardous, especially for individuals working in an environment where asbestos is present. Approximately 125 million people in the world are exposed to asbestos at the workplace, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
“Airborne asbestos fibers travel into the body, attack soft tissue, and can result in serious health conditions such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis,” says Ed Cahill, Vice President of EMSL’s Asbestos Division. EMSL Analytical labs, in the United States and Canada, are fully equipped and accredited to test for the presence of asbestos in air, soil, water, and bulk building materials. EMSL has been analyzing asbestos for employers and homeowners for over 30 years to help prevent exposure to the dangerous fibers.”
For more information regarding EMSL’s asbestos services, please call 800-220-3675 or visit www.EMSL.com or www.AsbestosTestingLab.com.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies.