Ohio was supposed to have been the destination location for an environmental company reportedly hired to remove toxic waste from Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) sites in another state between 2010 and 2016. MTA says it signed a contract with the environmental company, and the terms stipulated the asbestos waste removed from the MTA sites was to be transported to this state. Legal problems have now arisen because a man renting a home with his three children has reported that two large trailers on the property contain asbestos waste. MTA officials have been notified and say the trailers contain the waste that the removal company was supposed to transport out of state.
The father of three has been renting the home on the potentially toxic property for approximately five months. He stated that he has paid his rent through the new year and wants the dangerous asbestos waste removed from his backyard. The man also explained to reporters that the asbestos inside the trailers is friable, increasing the risk that a person who might ingest the microscopic particles, as they’re released into the air, could contract a terminal illness, such as mesothelioma.
The man said he is greatly concerned that he and his children have been unknowingly living just 20 feet or so away from two enormous trailers full of asbestos. The MTA in New York where the man’s rental property is located said it hired Coastal Environmental, Inc., to conduct multiple abatement projects. MTA officials say it appears the company has committed an egregious breach of contract.
Asbestos is known as a silent killer because symptoms of an asbestos-related disease often do not show until years, even decades after an initial exposure has taken place. Any Ohio resident who believes he or she has been exposed to similar danger due to another party’s negligence can request a meeting with an attorney who is experienced in asbestos litigation. There are numerous class action lawsuits on record throughout the country filed by people whose lives have been devastated in similar situations.