City workers sickened

City workers sickened

Source: AXA XL Environmental

A GC was renovating a municipal government building and did not properly contain the area to minimize seepage of fumes from materials utilized and emissions from gas-powered generators and equipment. Ten separate bodily injury claims were filed when employees complained of headaches, nausea and respiratory  problems due to unsafe air quality conditions from exposure to toxic fumes and airborne contaminants. An air quality study was conducted and the contractor was held responsible for causing the building-related illnesses.

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