Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Famous French skyscraper suffer asbestos of woes


Ask those who in the 688-foot-high tour to work Montparnasse skyscraper in the French capital as they enjoy working in the tallest building in the city and the most rave about the views and modern facilities. But workers have lately to disgruntled with what Paris authorities "numerous exposure to asbestos dust" the last few months in demand faced.

An article in the local, France English newspaper, reported that the presence of asbestos dust is aimed through ongoing work in the massive Tower, removing asbestos-containing insulation was caused. However, it seems that the contractor shall not the appropriate precautionary measures to prevent asbestos may take.

All in all in 2009 there were 72 occasions, where the concentration of asbestos fibres in the air exceeded the permissible limit. These events are so regular recently become, that many companies were forced to leave their workers this summer. Some, like Amundi, a subsidiary of banks Crédit Agricole and Société Général, not back decided to their offices on the 59th floor, out of fear that the health of their employees in danger is. Authorities in Paris have even threatened the entire Tower of its 5,000 + empty workers cleared up the situation is.

It was first revealed that the Tour Montparnasse asbestos-containing materials contain a problem in 2005, the front page headlines. After the unveiling of the builders, help remove the cancer-causing material that can cause mesothelioma cancer, and replace it with something safer. The work began in 2007 and is not expected to be completed by 2017. Contractors have difficulty removing of material from certain hard-to-reach places including the fire escapes, and work, while the building is occupied resulted in further delays.

Asbestos was banned in France in 1997. Tour Montparnasse arose in the early 1970s, at about the same time, the New Yorker use still usual asbestos World Trade Center was built was an era.

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 10:34 and is filed under news.


Famous French skyscraper suffer asbestos of woes

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