These vary from corrugated asbestos cement roof sheets to sprayed asbestos
fibres used as thermal insulation.
The sprayed asbestos
was first disturbed on the ceiling beams on June 9, 2008, but the 45 workers were not asked to leave until June 20 when a contractor contacted the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to say the contamination had spread.
On June 9 2008, the sprayed asbestos
on the ceiling beams was first disturbed and the 45 workers were eventually asked to leave on June 20 when a contractor contacted the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to say that the contamination had spread outside the sealed area.
The roof was lined with blue asbestos, and the girders were covered in sprayed asbestos
insulation which was fluffy and powdery to the touch, according to the writ.
A steam pipe explosion near Gramercy Park in 1989 which killed three people sprayed asbestos
into the air - a fact that Con Edison later admitted it concealed for days while residents were exposed.
Grace or Zonolite (WRG) or as a contractor for WRG; if they had ever been exposed to dust at non-WRG jobs; if they had ever mixed, cut, or sprayed asbestos
; if they had ever had other occupational exposure to asbestos; or if they had exposure to asbestos in military service.
At Cape's facilities in London, Hebden Bridge, Uxbridge, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Belfast and the Isle of White, asbestos from its South African mines was turned into a wide range of products including asbestos yarn and cloth, millboard, webbing, insulation mattresses, preformed thermal insulation, sprayed asbestos
thermal and acoustic insulation, filtration materials, asbestos cement flat sheets, corrugated sheets, pipes, molded products, slabs, packings and rope lagging.
Canada bans some types of asbestos - especially sprayed asbestos
for insulation - but claims Canadian chrysotile asbestos can be used safely in some forms.But the WTO backed the European Commission's arguments that Canada has been provided with ample scientific information demonstrating the carcinogenic risks to human health caused by 'white' or 'chrysotile' asbestos.
(Source HSE) WHERE TO LOOK OUT FOR ASBESTOS IN BUILDINGS Ceiling Voids: Sprayed asbestos
and loose asbestos packing were used as fire breaks in ceiling voids.