The building materials of the Sydney Opera House were exposed to contain asbestos, a first-class carcinogen! Workers are dissatisfied that the company concealed facts
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After 5 days of construction, the workers accidentally knocked off a ceiling and discovered this "shocking secret" that had been concealed for more than 40 years!
Indeed, because all aspects of asbestos are very suitable for construction, in Australia from the 19s to the 60s, asbestos quilts were widely used in construction.
It was not until 1970 that the construction of the Sydney Opera House was completed that asbestos was proven to be very harmful to the body.
But at that time, asbestos had been firmly covered under the shell-shaped roof of the Sydney Opera House.
The hazards of asbestos
Asbestos itself is non-toxic, but its fibers can cause asbestos lung, pleural mesothelioma and other diseases
Suspended for a long time: Asbestos fibers can be split into extremely fine fiber, which can be suspended in the atmosphere and water for weeks and months, causing continuous pollution
Carcinogenic: The dust it produces can also cause lung diseases and is a first-degree carcinogen
In other words, even if you have unfortunately been recruited, you will not find yourself sick in a short time.
Before the 20th century, asbestos was used in various industries all over the world.
The "high-risk" materials that are banned worldwide are actually used in landmark buildings with such a large flow of people!
Put them in danger for five days. No protective measures were provided to them.
All parties respond
After the incident, the Sydney Opera House stated that it would investigate and formulate a plan to solve this problem with Laing and provide workers with a safe working environment.
The power industry union said: suspend the renovation project and send 25 workers to the hospital for a comprehensive inspection.
Laing said: The place where the incident occurred has been isolated, and the rest of the opera house has been renovated as usual.
Otherwise, the resulting suspended matter will diffuse in the lobby of the opera house and be inhaled into the body for a long time, which will cause great harm to the human body.
News compiled from "abc news"
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