Asbestos Abatement Is One of America’s Deadliest Jobs. Does It Have to Be?

Inside the green construction job that workers are dying to leave

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By Sofia Quaglia

It was just before dawn as seven bulky men in T-shirts and sweatpants gathered in front of a towering glass building on Lexington Avenue in New York City. Marcelo Crespo, a 41-year-old…

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