Bill Cornell and Dan Rankin, attorneys with the Seattle office of Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett, have published an article on the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act in the Summer edition of “Construction Claims,” a publication by the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The article discusses at length the risks that utility owners, project owners and contractors run if they fail to call before they dig. Bill and Dan explain in this article how just calling the “one-call” services may not be enough – and how discovery of previously unidentified underground services during construction triggers additional responsibilities, especially for the general contractor. The article is a must-read for developers, general contractors, and basically anybody who plans to dig deeper than a foot during a construction project.
The article can also be found online at the CLM’s website: Digging Yourself An Expensive Hole