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RT ECP: HVAC Mech

August 4, 2016

Federal Environmental Requirements for Construction

Source: http://www.cem.va.gov What Do You Need to Consider? Do you perform clearing, grading, or excavation activities? Do you build roads, golf courses, playing fields, homes, or buildings? Are you involved in demolition activities? Will you discharge dredged or fill material to a waterway or wetland? Are you involved in tunnel or pipeline projects? If so, […]

July 3, 2013

Substantial savings in moldy mobile home case

Source: Beazley Pro, Summer 2013 Facts: A customer alleged that her HVAC contractor failed to reconnect the ventilation system in her doublewide trailer during servicing. As a result, she said, mold and mildew developed in the attic and wall cavities of the trailer. Discussion: The plaintiff’s initial demand exceeded $150,000 and included the contractor tearing […]

April 4, 2012

Mechanical Contractor – Hydraulic Fluid

Source: Rockhill Environmental/NECC Newsletter A mechanical contractor improperly installed fittings during routine maintenance of a hydraulically driven conveyor system. A subsequent leak was not discovered until the next routine maintenance cycle. The leaking hydraulic fluid migrated into a floor drain located beneath the equipment which discharged directly into an adjacent drainage ditch. Property owners adjacent to […]

April 4, 2012

HVAC Contractor – Mold

Source: Rockhill Environmental/NECC Newsletter A mechanical contractor installed an HVAC system in an assisted living facility for seniors. The system was constructed improperly, which caused mold growth in a portion of the residences. The facility was forced to relocate several patients during the repair of the system, and the renovation of the moldy building materials. A […]

July 1, 2011

Mechanical Contractor – Hydraulic Fluid

Acknowledgement to Great American Environmental Division A mechanical contractor improperly installed fittings during routine maintenance of a hydraulically driven conveyor system. A subsequent leak was not discovered until the next routine maintenance cycle. The leaking hydraulic fluid migrated into a floor drain located beneath the equipment which discharged directly into an adjacent drainage ditch. Property […]

July 1, 2011

HVAC Contractor – Mold

Acknowledgement to Great American Environmental Division A mechanical contractor installed an HVAC system in an assisted living facility for seniors. The system was constructed improperly, which caused mold growth in a portion of the residences. The facility was forced to relocate several patients during the repair of the system, and the renovation of the moldy […]

July 1, 2011

HVAC Contractor – Legionella

Acknowledgement to Great American Environmental Division Several office employees became ill from legionella. The cause of the legionella was the improper sealing of the ducts during the installation of a new HVAC unit which allowed condensation to build up. The employees brought suit against the property owner and the contractor.

September 21, 2010

Leak Discovered After Fittings Improperly Installed

Acknowledgement to Great American A mechanical contactor improperly installed fittings during routine maintenance of a hydraulically driven conveyor system. A subsequent leak was not discovered until the next routine maintenance cycle. The leaking hydraulic fluid migrated into a floor drain located beneath the equipment which discharged directly into an adjacent drainage ditch. Property owners adjacent […]

September 21, 2010

HVAC System Causes Mold

Acknowledgement to Great American A mechanical contractor installed an HVAC system in an assisted living facility for seniors. The system was constructed improperly, which caused mold growth in a portion of the residences. The facility was forced to relocate several patients during the repair of the system, and the renovation of the moldy building materials. […]

September 21, 2010

Improper Duct Sealing Leads to Legionella

Acknowledgement to Great American Several office employees became ill from legionella. The cause of the legionella was the improper sealing of the ducts during the installation of a new HVAC unit which allowed condensation to build up. The employees brought suit against the property owner and the contractor.

August 11, 2010

Fuel Line Leak at Medical Center

Acknowledgement to XL Environmental THE CLAIM Our insured, a mechanical contractor, was retained as a subcontractor during the 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 the removal of […]

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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