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Boston-area contractor to pay $225K in asbestos case

February 22, 2023

The attorney general’s office alleged that GTA Co. left the excavated asbestos on the ground and in open dumpsters. The complaint also alleged that the contractor arranged for transport of the waste it failed to contain from the Everett and Braintree projects, and illegally stored the waste at a site in Revere, Massachusetts.

A consent judgment — wherein parties agree to settle without admission of guilt or liability — filed last month in Suffolk Superior Court states the terms for Antonelli and GTA Co.’s fines. Over the course of two years, the defendants agreed to pay $175,000 in installments. The remaining balance of the penalty, $50,000, will then be waived two years from the date of the judgment, should the contractor and owner comply with settlement.

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