Envista’s Building and Engineering Teams Investigate Hurricane Michael’s Devastation
In October of 2018, Envista was called in to provide engineering and building consulting services for a loss involving multiple structures owned by the Port of Panama City caused by a colossal catastrophe – Hurricane Michael, the first Category 5 hurricane to strike the U.S. since 1992.
Global Response to Decontamination Transit Claim
A large shipment of more than 4,000 fast food drive-thru signs shipped from China to Chicago. The signs traveled first to California, and then to a warehouse in Texas, by rail, before arriving in Chicago. When the enclosures reached Texas, the packaging wooden pallets, upon which the signs shipped, displayed visible signs of mold growth. The insured made the decision to rent a warehouse and decontaminate the signs. The carrier hired Envista to help determine the cause of the mold, and the time at which the mold occurred to determine coverage.
Commercial shopping center fire, Ixtapaluca, Mexico
A fire at a commercial shopping center resulted in over $100 million dollars in direct fire damage and business interruption claims from over 60 merchants.The Envista Forensics Fire Investigation division dispatched a team of seasoned fire investigators, an electrical engineer and a forensic technician.
Fire at global telecommunications R&D facility damages high-end IT equipment, Dallas, TX
A fire in the 40,000 sq. ft. server room of a leading telecommunications company’s R&D facility resulted in $100 million dollars in claimed damage. Envista's electrical/mechanical engineering team was deployed to assess damage to equipment and provide recovery options.
Natural gas power plant explosion, Connecticut
Following an explosion and fire at a power plant under construction, the Envista Forensics Fire Investigation division dispatched a team of seasoned fire investigators to the loss which was estimated at over $300 million dollars in direct fire damage and business interruption.
Wind Turbine Failure, Ohio
Envista Forensics was assigned to investigate the nature, extent and cause of damage to a wind turbine that disconnected from the tower it was mounted to and fell to the ground.
Corporate server failure/commercial crime investigation - USA
Envista Forensics was hired by a large international insurance carrier to investigate a corporate server failure. The insured, a regional distributor of automobile parts and tires, had recently terminated a contract with their Information Technology (IT) vendor. Soon after this contract termination, the insured’s system became inaccessible and then finally inoperable. At the time of loss, it was believed that damage sustained to the insured’s computer network was caused by a virus or malicious activity. No one could provide factual evidence to support the beliefs.
Unauthorized bank ATM withdrawals - London/Panama
Envista Forensics was hired by a leading international lossadjusting firm representing a credit card processing facility to investigate the cause of $1.2M in unauthorized international ATM withdrawals. The withdrawals, which occurred in London, England, were not authorized by the bank holding the account and occurred over the course of a weekend at multiple ATM locations throughout the world.
Coal Silo Explosion - South Korea
Envista Forensics engineers were hired to determine if the collapse of a coal silo was the result of an explosion or other factors.
Plug and abandonment of oil well results in leaking gas - South Texas, USA
Envista petrochemical engineers were hired to determine the cause of a gas leak an an oil field.
Wind turbine tower failure - Orkney Islands, UK
Envista mechanical and electrical engineers were retained to determine the root cause of several monopole wind farm tower failures
Fire/Smoke Damage to equipment at High School
A fire occurred in the high school contaminating the IT, cafeteria, and heating equipment within the building with smoke and soot.