Although one can’t control the weather, property owners should brace themselves for the fact that major storms could result in destruction that could heighten the risk of asbestos exposure.
This was illustrated in the Denver area recently, when the city was hit with a major hailstorm. There were dramatic images captured at the Colorado Rockies’ Mile High stadium, with Coors Field being slammed with hail the size of golf balls.
While people are normally concerned about hail doing damage to cars or possibly causing personal injury if the pieces are large enough, they are not normally associated with an asbestos exposure scare. However, this was exactly what happened in the case of one elementary school that is now closed, according to a recent report from The Denver Post. Continue reading →