St. Louis Workers Concerned About Toxic Fumes From Local Landfill
March 25, 2014
Employers have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of their workers at all times. Failure to do so may result in the employer having to pay Workers Compensation Benefits. That is why a group of St. Louis workers are trying to determine if exposure to a toxic landfill is causing their health problems.
Roughly one dozen workers from a refrigeration company headquartered next door to a facility used to illegally dump uranium waste decades ago met recently to discuss their health problems. Workers suffer from migraines, nosebleeds, and cancer, which they believe is the result of exposure to toxic fumes caused by an underground fire that burns too close to the toxic materials.
Several organizations of pushed for a cleanup of the area, but officials have stated soil and water samples show there are no immediate health concerns. However, in an interview published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, workers stated they were more concerned about the effects of long-term exposure on their bodies.
The St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers with Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers are aware of how difficult it can be to prove on-the-job exposure to toxic environments. We are here to help injured workers by offering free initial consultations. Call us anytime at 1-314-499-1190 to discuss your legal rights and options.