School Closed Following Discovery of Asbestos

A school in the UK has been evacuated following the discovery of asbestos products during renovation work that was being performed at the facility.

According to the BBC, Flora Stevenson Primary School in Edinburgh was evacuated and closed for the week after work being done to the school building disturbed asbestos after a worker drilled through a board in the school’s cloakroom.

Disturbing the asbestos potentially made it easier for small fibers to get into the airstream where children and teachers could breathe them in.

All 447 students and teachers were evaluated for asbestos exposure, and sent to a neighboring school to conduct the rest of their classes for the week.

This situation is yet another reminder that there are still a number of schools in the UK and the United States that still contain the original asbestos products they were constructed with. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma following years of asbestos exposure, contact Sokolove Law today to learn more about pursuing a mesothelioma lawsuit.