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Pennsylvania company receives 14 OSHA violations for hazards

Olympia Chimney Company, a Scranton-based company, has been hit with numerous OSHA violations for uncorrected safety hazards at their facility. According to sources, in the past two years, the company's workers have suffered more than 20 incidents involving single or multiple digit amputations and crushed fingers.

What are the dangers of asbestos?

Some Pennsylvania workers may need to educate themselves regarding the dangers of asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a type of fibrous mineral that was used for insulation in the United States for many years. It was also used in a number of other products including fire blankets, brake linings for automobiles and roofing shingles. However, it is carcinogenic to humans and causes a number of different cancers including ovarian and lung cancer and cancer of the larynx. It also causes other diseases including a type of lung disease. Over 100,000 people per year die from exposure to asbestos, and it accounts for roughly half of all cancer cases related to occupation.

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