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Health complaint filed against asbestos removal company

Public Justice Center alleges WMS Solutions endangering employees

By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun
9:15 p.m. EDT, March 16, 2012
An advocacy group filed a complaint Friday with the federal government alleging that a Baltimore-based company put hundreds of employees at risk by failing to protect them against asbestos.
Alexandra Rosenblatt and Jonathan F. Harris, staff lawyers with the Public Justice Center, said WMS Solutions LLC required its employees, who typically earn from $11 to $14 an hour, to pay for medical exams, training and protective equipment such as gloves, goggles and respirators. If workers didn't pay upfront, the costs were deducted from their paychecks, according to the complaint.

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