Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Improper Waste Management Sends Three to Hospital

Three men were hospitalized after encountering five barrels of hazardous materials that were illegally disposed in a dumpster.

Prosecutors are seeking cleanup costs and up to $200,000 in fines from Pellarin Construction Group, according to a lawsuit filed in San Mateo County Superior Court on Monday.

Two Recology garbage men and their supervisor were exposed to a gas composed of ammonia and hydrochloric acid after the containers exploded when they were compacted in their truck.  They suffered eye pain, breathing difficulties, and extreme coughing attacks.

Read the complete story here.

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