SWANZEY — A local man pleaded guilty to one felony count of Improper Asbestos Management in the Sullivan County Superior Court.
Aaron Doleszny, 35, was sentenced to 12 months in the house of corrections, all suspended for a period of three years, and ordered to pay a fine of $2,500.
Doleszny is also prohibited from engaging in asbestos abatement activities during the three-year suspension term.
The investigation in this case established that between March and July 2019, Doleszny completed work as a contractor in Charlestown, New Hampshire at a residence owned by an elderly adult.
Prior to beginning work, the homeowner’s daughter informed Doleszny that siding shingles on the residence contained asbestos.
Nonetheless, Doleszny failed to contact the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services prior to beginning work.
Furthermore, Doleszny did not take precautionary measures to prevent asbestos fibers from entering the environment while completing the work and disposing of the material.
Doleszny hired a 17-year-old to dispose of the asbestos material and New Hampshire State Police and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services became aware of the violations when an abandoned trailer containing asbestos shingles was discovered on the side of the road in Acworth.