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Ladder Failures: Pre-existing damage or material failure?

With spring approaching, Canadians may see the warmer weather as an opportunity to maintain eavestroughs and roofs, take down holiday lights or patch up paintwork. As such, many of us will be dusting our ladders off and climbing up high. However, unintentional falls from a high level can cause significant injury.

Mould Management

Insurance claims requiring the services of a professional having a solid expertise in the field of mould management represent a significant percentage of the assignments entrusted each year to our Environmental team.

Fatigue vs Pressure Vessels

Do you remember the plastic ruler you had in elementary school? Often it was used for much more than just measuring. Then one day, for no apparent reason, the ruler breaks. By constantly fiddling with it, cracks had formed on the external surface, which had simply spread until it fractured.

Snowmobiles Catching Fire

When you think of ways a snowmobile could fail the first thing that comes to mind is probably not a fire. Similarly, when you think of what could cause a fire, the first thing that pops into your mind is probably not a snowmobile! So why would a snowmobile, in a cold-weather environment, catch fire?

 

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