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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Asbestos Danger Closes Madison Square Garden

Asbestos falling from the ceiling of Madison Square Garden (MSG) resulted a cautious closing of the arena because of the potential health hazards. On going construction and renovation of the facility resulted in workers dislodging the known cancer producing substance.

In a statement issued by MSG management, caution was stressed:
"Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing tonight's Knicks v. Magic game. We will be working with the city and independent experts, ATC Associates and GCI Environmental Advisory, to evaluate and determine the most appropriate course of action. As the safety of our customers and employees are our top priority, we will not reopen the Garden until we are absolutely assured the Arena is safe.


Asbestos is a known carcinogen and exposure results in asbestosis, lung cancer and a rare and fatal disease, mesothelioma. There is no minimum safe dose level of exposure to asbestos. The disease manifests decades after the exposure to fiber occurs. The use of asbestos in the past has resulted in an epidemic of illness.
For over 3 decades the Law Offices of Jon L. Gelman  1.973.696.7900 jon@gelmans.com have been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered asbestos related disease.