JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) – A demolition company and its owner were sentenced Thursday for violating the Clean Air Act while tearing down the former Dahlstrom industrial complex on Buffalo Street in Jamestown.
From January 2012 to November 2013, Lycoming Construction Services, LLC of Williamsport, Pa. worked to tear down a cluster of condemned buildings on either side of the Chadakoin River. Despite knowing a survey found buildings with asbestos inside, in February 2012, employees were sent in to remove the material without proper safety measures in violation of the Clean Air Act.
The company was placed on two years of probation and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine. Its owner, 66-year-old Leo Williams, was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay a $25,000 fine.
In addition, Lycoming Construction has to create an environmental training program for its employees, and Williams will have to pay $5,000 to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to resolve violations in this case.