While digging the newly recovered structure by Ag Hall last week, we came across an old pipe that was covered in a fabric material. We were immediately concerned that this material was asbestos. Even though we were on a tight time crunch (the construction companies are very accommodating, but they still have a schedule to keep) we always aim to insure the safety of our crew, so we immediately called for assistance. Luckily Granger (the construction company in charge of the project) had an asbestos abatement specialist on site. The specialist explained that there was minimal asbestos still present on the pipe, but recommended that we still wrap the pipe. After the pipe was covered, we decided to tailor our excavation so as to avoid further exposure of the asbestos pipe. So, when you see the tube of plastic in our excavation photos, just remember, CAP always thinks safety first.
Author: Kate Frederick