Former environmental engineer Randy Geiger claims to have collected asbestos-tainted air samples in Missoula, Montana while running laps on the Libby High School outdoor track for a half-hour. His findings could lead to a potential personal injury case against Geiger’s former employer, W.R. Grace & Co.
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Geiger testified in front of Missoula jurors that after W.R. Grace & Co. had donated waste from its Libby vermiculite mine for the base layer of the school’s running track, he and his wife conducted their experiment to see if students were at risk for personal injury.
Geiger ran on the track for a half hour, kicking up asbestos dust, with his wife following him, collecting samples as he jogged. When they submitted the samples to a lab for testing, the report showed evidence of asbestos fibers that are known to cause personal injury in humans.
W.R. Grace & Co. officials are denying that their company has anything to do with the tainted materials.
In the past, Grace & Co. has been resistant to allowing health tests to be done on at their facilities and have even prevented government measures to study the health hazards of Libby vermiculite.
Kathleen Kennedy, a former epidemiologist for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), was supposed to conduct a study on the potential for personal injury from vermiculite drawn at the Libby mine.
“They told us that they did not want us to do it. They did not give us any documents,” said Kennedy.
According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) another W.R. Grace & Co. plant in South Carolina reported several cases of employees being diagnosed with the personal injury of “bloody pleural effusions” in their lungs. Of the many toxins they breathed in during the course of their work, Libby vermiculite which is contained in asbestos was only one of them.
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