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RT ECP: Claims - Contr Pollution Liab

August 11, 2010

Design/Build Church Project

Acknowledgement to XL Environmental THE CLAIM An insured contractor was retained to build a church under the design/build construction project delivery method. After the church was completed, the owner noticed cracked concrete, uneven floor tiles, and damage to interior and exterior walls. It was determined that excessive moisture had migrated under the church, causing the […]

August 10, 2010

Defective Pipe Causes Mold at Senior Living Community

Acknowledgement to XL Environmental THE CLAIM An XL insured general contractor was hired to construct a senior living community that included two residential towers, plus a care center and parking garage. Upon project completion, excessive moisture and mold growth were discovered in the care center. The moisture and mold problems were severe enough that occupants […]

August 10, 2010

Ammonia Released During Food Distribution Center Project

Acknowledgement to XL Environmental THE CLAIM The construction manager of a construction, renovation and expansion project for a food distribution center hired an XL insured to construct and install a new refrigeration system at the facility. Our insured was in the process of cutting a section of pipe when approximately 50 pounds of ammonia was […]

July 23, 2010

EPA Plans to Sell Property to Fund Cleanup

A lawsuit was filed on behalf of the EPA against the current and former owners of a 25-acre site in Greenwich, Connecticut. The EPA is trying to recover $500,000 in cleanup costs and has proposed selling the site as a way to reimburse the government. The property has had several different owners since the 1980s. […]

July 23, 2010

Initial Testing Confirms Suspect Material in Chinese-Made Drywall

The Environmental Protection Agency has found that Chinese-made drywall, suspected of causing serious problems in homes in Florida, Louisiana and several other states, contains three materials not found in US-manufactured wallboard. The testing was done at the request of Senators from Florida and Louisiana, where investigations have been launched into complaints from homeowners whose drywall […]

July 22, 2010

Contractors Face Jail and Fines

Two Syracuse, NY contractors have been sentenced to jail for asbestos removal jobs that contaminated homes and businesses and even resulted in a Superfund cleanup. A federal judge also ordered the men to pay over $969,000 in restitution. The contractors pleaded guilty to violations of the Clean Air Act and other crimes relating to asbestos […]

July 22, 2010

Insurers on the Hook for Contractor Mistakes

A federal judge in Massachusetts approved a settlement between two insurers and the family of a former college football coach who died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2004. The family claimed in a 2005 lawsuit that a contractor who resurfaced the floor of the field house, which contained the coach’s office, used chemicals alleged to […]

July 22, 2010

Costly Courthouse Remodeling

A settlement in California was reached in a group of lawsuits filed by nearly 200 people claiming to have been injured by asbestos and other dangerous materials that were released into the air during a courthouse remodeling. The primary defendants were two construction management companies, who also faced criminal indictments as a result of asbestos […]

July 21, 2010

XL Claim Example – Food Distribution Center

The construction manager of a construction, renovation and expansion project for a food distribution center hired an insured to construct and install a new refrigeration system at the facility. The insured was cutting a section of pipe when approximately 50 pounds of ammonia was released as a gaseous cloud inside the facility. It took over […]

July 20, 2010

XL Presents Fuel Leak Claim Example

XL Insurance’s insured, a mechanical contractor, was retained as a subcontractor during construction of a medical center.  The insured subcontracted the underground storage tank (UST) installation, fuel line connections to the existing building, and associated engineering work to another contractor.  Part of that subcontracted work included removal of soil that was initially placed over the […]

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