Feds File Criminal Charges For Asbestos Exposure Near Mile High Stadium

Recently the U.S. Attorney’s office has filed criminal charges against the owner of The Overlook at Mile High Stadium apartment complex located at 3190 W. 14th Ave in Denver.

It is alleged the owner caused asbestos to become airborne near Sports Authority Field field from January of 2014 to February putting the general public at imminent risk to asbestos exposure and its deadly consequences.

At the time of the asbestos exposure there were two playoff games played by the Denver Broncos where tens of thousands of people gathered to watch the games.

The apartment complex is located about a half a mile from the playing field. During the time asbestos was being released from two towers of the apartment complex into the air during renovation projects in 2014.

The owner of the apartment complex, John Tom Williams, could face a year in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for knowingly causing deadly asbestos exposure and not doing anything to stop the exposure from happening.

The owner has agreed to pay the costs of medical monitoring for its tenants and employees of the apartment complex. The owner also agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges and has spent millions to repair the asbestos exposure problems.

Asbestos exposure has been found to result in deadly illnesses such as mesothelioma or lung cancer many years after asbestos exposure. The friable asbestos fibers are inhaled into the lungs and lie dormant for decades causing cells to mutate over time and later become horrific illnesses like mesothelioma.

So far there have not yet been any reports of illnesses stemming from this asbestos exposure incident.

If you or a loved one has a work history of being at risk for asbestos exposure or experiencing symptoms of mesothelioma or asbestos related lung cancer don’t delay and speak with leading asbestos lawyers for a free confidential case review by calling anytime or submit your case details here.

Matthew Davis

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Matthew Davis has studied journalism at the University of Colorado and has covered civil litigation for a variety of publications. He joined Mesowatch in 2016 and covers asbestos litigation developments in the U.S., as well as newsworthy asbestos cases.