Nassau Coliseum Under Asbestos Investigation, According To Multiple Reports

UNIONDALE, NY - JULY 16: An exterior view of the Nassau Coliseum is seen prior to the New York Islanders Blue and White Game on July 16, 2011 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Nassau Coliseum is under an asbestos investigation after many workers have claimed the building as a health hazard.

The bad news just keeps rolling in for the Nassau Coliseum.

As if the play on the ice wasn't bad enough the coliseum is now under investigation for asbestos, according to Travis Hughes of SB Nation.

Some employees in the stadium have come forward and are claiming that the asbestos has caused cancer among their co-workers.

The more troubling accusations made by some is that the condition was known about and nothing was done to stop it, according to NBC New York.

"We've raised questions about it for years and were always told it was nothing," said one worker.

All of this caused an investigation by state inspectors last Friday in an attempt to get to the bottom of the issue.

Garden City attorney Joseph Dell weighed in as well.

"I don't know if the public is at risk," said Dell. "My concern is for those working in it every day. They make their livings in that building and they don't want it shut down. They just want answers."

The New York Islanders are the only main tenant of the building.

For more on the Nassau Coliseum issue, be sure to check out our StoryStream, Lighthouse Hockey and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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