Tim Tielman of the Campaign for a Greater Buffalo sends this update:
The EPA escorted all employees of Ontario Specialty Contracting (OSC) off the premises yesterday on suspicion of asbestos violations regarding the demolition of the Wheeler Elevator and marine tower. It can be expected that the NYS Dept. of Labor will follow, to investigate potential worker safety violations. OSC testified to the Buffalo Preservation Board last year, and in State Supreme Court this March, that it sought demolition of the historic Wheeler Elevator and adjacent feed mill to protect its workers. Now it is being investigated for disregarding its workers' health and safety in the act of demolition itself.
David Torke of Fix Buffalo sent in this photograph, taken yesterday of the recommenced demolition of the GLF grain elevators by Ontario Specialty Contracting: