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“This whole story’s just insane,” his sister, Joyce Mathews-Goossen, said Monday.
“My brother was there to check the air quality and the air was poisonous to him.”
She said the family has more questions than answers about what happened, but hopes his death will prompt industry changes so no one else gets hurt.
Mathews had been a plumbing apprentice until he lost his job during Alberta’s economic downturn, his sister said. A close friend recently gave him a job with an environmental engineering company, ESP HiTech Inc.
Pool paint made from finely ground walnut shell from Life Guard Paint
Wood decking system derived from wood sawdust and peanut shells from CWS Decking System.
Construction material that includes almond shells from Durmond
Floor and ceiling tiles made from crushed almond shells from Textured Panels.
But info would have to be on the data sheet because the risk of death or serious injury would be present. It should also be identified on a separate COSHH assessment which all who could be effected by it should have read and signed.
originally posted by: dffrntkndfnml
I'm not sure the staff on other crews would necessarily be aware of others using products containing allergens on the jobsite, especially if they worked different shifts.
originally posted by: Caver78
In an ideal world of course new product information "should" be discussed with the tradespeople working with it but in todays reality with subcontractors, deadlines, clients changing design ideas midstream in projects I'm betting it's going to fall thru the cracks.
Had no idea nut derivatives were now being used in building products.