Can an employer be held responsible if an employee contracts a TB infection from exposure to TB samples?

Question Details: I was exposed to TB samples in the sample management room without any notice from the employer. I was given the information from a co-worker a day later that there were TB samples that day when I went into the sample management room. I was also given the information from a co-worker that the employer deleted the email chain about the TB samples. I went on my own to get tested for TB a couple weeks later I had cold-like symptoms and the results were positive.

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