Asbestos Violations in Seattle; $379K in Fines

Here's a story that hits close to home: Two asbestos removal firms were fined $379,000 by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries for failing to remove large quantities of asbestos from a demolition site in Seattle.

The worst part of this story is that the firms both certified that they had removed the asbestos, potentially leaving workers and bystanders susceptible to asbestos exposure. The accused firms claim that the site where asbestos was found had not yet been finished.