Top 3 Take-Away Lessons for Engineers from the Sewage case (law note)

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As we discussed yesterday, CH2M was held liable in negligence for the accidental death and other injuries sustained by workers at the Spokane wastewater treatment facility. Today, a few take-away lessons for design professionals, regardless of where you work:

1. Never assume that you cannot be sued. The engineers at CH2M thought they had a slam-dunk case, because there was actual language giving them immunity in the law. However, even then that immunity language did not stop the lawsuit and liability. You can always be sued, even with the best language in the law or your contract...

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