Today the US Department of Justice announced a settlement agreement in a methyl bromide exposure incident from last year. The press release reports that TERMINIX International Company and its Virgin Island subsidiary will pay $10 Million in criminal fines, community service and restitution payments. The company also agreed to come to a separate medical restitution agreement with the NJ family that was affected by the incident.
The press release also provides some additional information about the incident. The unit fumigated was a ground floor unit and the family occupied an upper floor of the same building. It is almost certain that there would not have been a reasonable method of sealing the lower level from the upper level to prevent migration of the methyl bromide into the occupied unit.