Sunday, October 23, 2011

B.C. court orders arrest of contractor for alleged asbestos scheme

read full article at Vancouver Sun: VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Court of Appeal has ordered the arrest of a contractor who thumbed his nose at a court injunction ordering him to stop operating an asbestos removal business that employed teenagers and recovering drug addicts without proper training or protective equipment.

The injunction was obtained against Arthur Moore of AM Environmental by WorkSafeBC in August, 2010, after an investigation disclosed Moore was employing young people to demolish homes that he had cleared as being asbestos-free.

WorkSafeBC inspectors found Moore had no qualifications as an asbestos inspector and that reports he produced showing premises free of the dangerous substance were forgeries — using letterheads stolen from legitimate laboratories — that concealed the danger to workers.

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