Day after the February 1993 the World Trade Center bombing developed safety protocols for workers during cleanup operations and in-charge of reviewing of all accident reports with respect to one of the clean-up contractor’s workers. Spent three (3) months on-site overseeing the clean-up which was completed without incident.
A chemical exposure case involving a large corporation failing to protect employees from a known human carcinogen exposure. The employees were not given the proper respiratory, thus causing several employees to develop berylliosis, a serious lung disease. With this particular toxic material over time, lung disease can be fatal. Chronic disease is a condition in which the tissues of the lungs become inflamed. This inflammation restricted the exchange of oxygen between the lungs and the bloodstream. The case was settled out of court based on the findings in our report.
A major corporation in Connecticut had leased a small parcel of its property to a small automotive repair facility. I was called in to conduct a complete Environmental Site Investigation. A Phase II Site Assessment revealed that the owner had contaminated the soil with spent oil and other hazardous fluids. The area of contamination was significantly large. oil samples revealed critical levels of TPH (160,000ppm up to 3’0 below the surface), Total metals and high levels of lead and barium. A Phase III remediation was conducted resulting in soil levels being substantially below required action levels. The case went to a hearing (which lasted less than one day) and, based on our findings and the remediation of the site, the verdict was in favor of our client.
A case involving an employee who was working installing capstones from the exterior side of a parapet located on the roof of a higher education facility. The employee was tied off, but somehow fell forty (40) to the ground. I was called in by a Providence law firm to investigate the incident. The employee claimed to have unhooked his harness about 1 foot from a gate opening in the wall due to the fact that his lanyard was too short. My findings upon completion of the investigation revealed that he had actually unclipped his harness at least 6+ feet away from the gate, lost his footing and fell to the ground. The conclusion was that the owner had not properly trained the employee in fall protection.