Cleaning & Restoration Breaking News

NYC newspaper reports State Attorney General action

January 16, 2002
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
The New York Daily News is reporting that New York State Attorney General is investigating labor law violations allegedly committed by several cleaning companies near the World Trade Center disaster site. The jobs ranged from a quick mopping of a deli floor to weeks of cleaning apartment carpets.

NEW YORK -- The New York Daily News is reporting that New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's office is investigating labor law violations allegedly committed by several cleaning companies near the World Trade Center disaster site. The jobs ranged from a quick mopping of a deli floor to weeks of cleaning apartment carpets.

According to the paper, contractors took 600 illegal immigrants off street corners to scrub potentially toxic dust from buildings near the disaster site without providing them with appropriate safety training or protecting equipment.

Among their charges: Virtually none of the workers was warned about potential health risks; most were not given respirators or other safety equipment, and some who brought their own said bosses would snatch them away for themselves.

As demand for cleanup workers near Ground Zero has decreased, trained asbestos workers have replaced day laborers. While the day laborers' presence has faded, many said their respiratory ailments have not, including coughing and nosebleeds, according to the Daily News.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to i Cleaning Specialist Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

1/27/15 2:00 pm EST

Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.

Podcasts

The winter slow season is a great time to pursue commercial cleaning accounts and stay busy. John "the Hitman" Braun solicited questions from thousands of cleaners across the country regarding their questions on commercial cleaning accounts and answers them in this episode of the show.
More Podcasts

ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

CoverImage

2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
View Results Poll Archive

THE ICS STORE

FinalCover.gif
The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

More Products

ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

Director_Buyer.jpgThe premier resource and reference guide for the cleaning and restoration industries.

Click here to view

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png youtube_40px.pngcrc logo

TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

Truckmount.jpgEquipment listings and specifications from the leading industry manufacturers.

Click here to view