Companies cited after workers exposed to asbestos in Evanston

EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- Federal safety officials have cited six Chicago-area companies after workers were allegedly exposed to asbestos while renovating Chute Middle School in Evanston.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says the exposure happened over the summer.

OSHA along with Illinois Department of Health officials say the companies didn't require workers to wear protective gear while cutting pipes that contained asbestos.

Inspectors say some workers were also exposed to lead-based paint.
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