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Workers Renovating Post Office Exposed to Cadmium, Lead, OSHA Says

Friday, December 29, 2017 | 756 | 0 | 0 min read

Three companies that worked on the renovation of Chicago’s Old Post Office are facing 31 federal safety citations and proposed penalties of $220,497 for allegedly exposing employees to cadmium and lead. American Demolition Corporation, Valor Technologies Inc. and Tecnica Environmental Services Inc. were issued citations on Dec. 22 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA inspected the post office site in August in response to referrals from the Chicago and Illinois public health departments. Both health agencies reported an elevated blood lead level for an employ...

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