Japanese Court Awards 216M Yen To 27 Workers Exposed To Asbestos

(February 1, 2016, 1:17 PM EST) -- KYOTO, Japan — Nine manufacturers and the government owe 27 individuals 216 million yen for failing to warn about or prevent exposure to asbestos, a Japanese court found Jan. 29, Mealey Publications has learned.

Kyoto District Court Judge Kazumi Higa said in his order that selling asbestos-containing materials without warning is an offense, sources said.

Judge Higa ordered the companies to pay 112 million yen for failing to warn that the products contained asbestos. Judge Higa ordered the government to pay 104 million yen for failing...
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