SAN FRANCISCO A group of former AXT Inc. employees wants the district attorney for Alameda County (Calif.) to hold AXT responsible for knowingly exposing them to toxic chemicals, according to a Wednesday (Aug. 31) report by a Bay Area newspaper.
The Alameda Times-Star said the workers, most of them Chinese immigrants, claim they were not informed about workplace hazards and face a growing fear about their health. The workers say AXT (Fremont, Calif.) exposed 500 workers to unhealthy levels of gallium arsenic and want the company to pay for long-term health monitoring, according to the report.
The paper reported that former employees hand delivered a box of nearly 1,100 postcards Tuesday calling for the district attorney to take action.
The full text of the The Alameda Times-Star article is available on the publication's Web site.