VIDEO: Press conference: Merced County district attorney announces charges against Firm Build executives

May 20, 2010 

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SUN-STAR PHOTO BY BEA AHBECK Merced County District Attorney Larry D. Morse II speaks during a press conference about the charges filed against three officers of Firm Build, a now-defunct, non-profit construction training company, in Merced, Calif. May 20, 2010. According to a press release the charges stem from an allegation that the officers used teenage student workers to remove asbestos containing material in a building at the former Castle Air Force Base without properly equipping them or advicing them of the presence of asbestos. Morse is holding the type of mask the students were equipped with, which has not been approved for use during asbestos removal.

BEA AHBECK — Merced Sun-Star

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