New Mexico OSHB Fines City of Albuquerque for Gateway Center Asbestos

WRAL News by Allison Giron and Marilyn Upchurch Albuquerque, NM

Willful and serious. That is how New Mexico’s Environment Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (OHSB) describes the City of Albuquerque’s actions in ignoring asbestos while renovating the Gateway Center. The state organization levied its largest fine ever against the City of Albuquerque. The debris was swept up with brooms and thrown in the trash. Workers were not wearing PPE and all this was done while the HVAC system was still running, possibly transporting the dust through the building.  For the full text, click here.