Congressional Building Worker Is Owed Hazard Pay, Lawsuit Says

Jan. 31, 2019, 9:19 PM

A plaster leader forced to do lead abatement work in the House Congressional Office buildings is suing the Architect of the Capitol for failing to pay the environmental hazard pay premium.

Shirlon Maynard says the AOC, which maintains the U.S. Capitol and congressional office buildings, in order to save money stopped using professional hazardous materials experts to rid the House Congressional Office buildings of lead paint. Maynard and other painters and plasterers were assigned the lead abatement work with minimal training and supervision, he says in his Jan. 30 lawsuit.

Maynard and other workers were frequently exposed to toxic substances ...

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