Asbestos abatement firm fined nearly $18K

Fibreglass insulation that may have been exposed to asbestos was not removed

CM Environmental has been fined $17,789 for an incident at its Burnaby, B.C. work site.

This firm had conducted pre-demolition asbestos abatement at a house and issued a clearance letter indicating all asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) had been removed.


WorkSafeBC inspected the site and observed drywall debris, an identified ACM, present in the building.


In addition, paper and fibreglass insulation that may have been exposed to airborne asbestos fibres during the abatement had not been removed.


The firm failed to ensure that identified hazardous materials were safely contained or removed, a repeated violation. 

Source: WorkSafeBC