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Illinois Construction Companies Fined $2M for Knowingly Exposing Foreign Workers to Asbestos

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC || 27-Aug-2015

A recent investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) determined that the owner of two Illinois construction companies knowingly exposed at least eight foreign workers to deadly asbestos fibers. Joseph Kehrer, of Kehrer Brothers Construction and D7 Roofing, was found in violation of several OSHA safety standards and has been fined nearly $2 […]

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Silica Exposure Threatens Millions of Americans

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC || 08-Jul-2015

In 1974, the United States government warned consumers of a dangerous substance, silica. Forty-one years later, silica still threatens the lives of many American construction workers. When crushed, crystalline silica turns to small, shard-like particles. When workers inhale silica dust, they develop a medical condition called silicosis (lung fibrosis). In short, silicosis occurs when the […]

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