Two people in another state used to work together at the same company. It is not clear how long they were employed at the company. What is clear, however, is that they were both fired and have joined efforts to file a lawsuit against their former employer, claiming that their knowledge of an occupational asbestos exposure situation is the reason they were let go. Minnesota workers worried about similar issues may want to follow this case.
Between 12,000 and nearly 40,000 people in the United States die annually from diseases related to asbestos. This leaves many people wondering why materials containing the product are not altogether banned. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule that not only has raised people's fears but has caused some to worry whether the rule could possibly lead to more asbestos exposure for workers and residents in Minnesota and across the country.