Toxic chemicals in hangar made B.C. aviation workers sick
- January 12, 2009 11:04 AM
- By Enza Uda
Former Cascade Aerospace employees say they've lost their health, careers
Several B.C. aviation technicians are speaking out after being exposed to harmful levels of highly toxic chemicals while working in a hangar in Abbotsford, B.C.
"The whole one side of my face went numb. I lost vision in my eye," recalled former Cascade Aerospace aircraft maintenance engineer Marlene Moore. "I actually had to go to the bathroom and look in the mirror to see if I was having a stroke."
CBC News interviewed seven former and current Cascade employees, who called the stripping and painting of aircraft using toxic chemicals the company's "dirty little secret".