Though signs warned of danger — “Cancer and lung disease hazard” — asbestos-laced anti-vibration cloth in a vent fan system was no threat to 1,000 workers at the MTA’s East New York bus depot, an MTA Inspector General report found.

After a consultant report in March 2019 confirmed the presence of asbestos cloth in the fan system, the MTA’s Office of System Safety sat on the information for two months, the Inspector General said.

Contrary to fears, asbestos from the cloth did not blow through the building, and the consultant said no immediate action was needed.

Though signs warned of danger — “Cancer and lung disease hazard” — asbestos-laced anti-vibration cloth in a vent fan system was no threat to 1,000 workers at the MTA’s East New York bus depot, an MTA Inspector General report found. The East New York bus depot in Brooklyn. (Clayton […]

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