Asbestos Found in Florida School

by Sokolove Law

Asbestos has been found in yet another school, the latest one being ourside of Sarasota, FL in a building that is slated to be demolished.

Following a study that took place earlier this year, school officials in Bradenton, FL announced that a track-and-field storage building located at Manatee High School contained asbestos products in its interior walls and needed to undergo abatement procedures. The building is thought to be at least 40-years-old, meaning that it was built during a time when asbestos products were still predominantly used in most construction projects.

“As long as it’s in a contained state, as long as it’s not disturbed, it is not a problem,” said Todd Henson, the district director of maintenance and operations, according to the Herald Tribune. Officials echoed that the building posed no risk to students.

Asbestos must be properly removed from a building before the structure can be demolished. The school district is planning a $3,000 asbestos abatement project to remove all the asbestos before the school’s demolition takes place.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos at a school and later developed an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma, call Sokolove Law today to learn more about pursuing a mesothelioma lawsuit.

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