Burned warehouse due to negligence

Corzhens

Member
It's sad to hear the news yesterday about a warehouse that burned due to negligence. The cause of the fire was yet to be established but what the investigators learned was that there was no one in the warehouse of electronic items, not even a security guard was posted. Probers were speculating that the warehouse may have been burned on purpose to recoup their investment from the insurance. The contents of the warehouse is heavily insured. But I think the investigators should file a case of negligence so the company will be penalized.
 

Norm

New member
Re: Burned warehouse due to negligence

I think this is a common practice in many business owners in this country. I often see these things happen and after the fire the buildings get so much better when rebuilt because they have a good amount of money to spend from the insurance. I suppose it is a bit of a gray area and as long as they aren't endangering any people then I guess it's okay.
 

Vampa

New member
Re: Burned warehouse due to negligence

If the burning of the warehouse was preplanned and it actually looks that way then maybe the insurance company can prove it and the business owner who intended to defraud them might find themselves in trouble.

That said, I think fires in warehouses can be avoided. Regular inspections (by electricians) and stationing a guard outside all the time will make arsonist less willing to take any risks.
 

Corzhens

Member
Re: Burned warehouse due to negligence

If the burning of the warehouse was preplanned and it actually looks that way then maybe the insurance company can prove it and the business owner who intended to defraud them might find themselves in trouble.

That said, I think fires in warehouses can be avoided. Regular inspections (by electricians) and stationing a guard outside all the time will make arsonist less willing to take any risks.
I'm sorry because there is on follow up to that news. I have been waiting for days and probably the reporter did not continue investigating. But from the looks of it, I think that negligence can be attributed to the fact that there was no one tending the warehouse. And it can be connected to the insurance because there used to be schemes like that where an empty warehouse is insured including the value of the "imaginary" contents. Later on fire will gobble up the warehouse and the owner gets a profit on the that.
 

Vampa

New member
Re: Burned warehouse due to negligence

I'm sorry because there is on follow up to that news. I have been waiting for days and probably the reporter did not continue investigating. But from the looks of it, I think that negligence can be attributed to the fact that there was no one tending the warehouse. And it can be connected to the insurance because there used to be schemes like that where an empty warehouse is insured including the value of the "imaginary" contents. Later on fire will gobble up the warehouse and the owner gets a profit on the that.
Appears that some insurance companies are quite lenient.

Some provisions I've seen "exercising reasonable care" to avoid the damage of goods would make it quite easy for many insurance companies to reject insurance claims even if they can't cite negligence in case of anything.
 

explorerx7

New member
Re: Burned warehouse due to negligence

Sometimes speculation is not a good thing and it's only casting a bad light against persons when it may not be the case. This type of behaviour would seem to be unprofessional in my opinion. This could be a correct assessment by the investigators but with people reputation at stake, the correct thing to do is obtain the proof then accusations and not speculation would be in order.
 

Norm

New member
Re: Burned warehouse due to negligence

Sometimes speculation is not a good thing and it's only casting a bad light against persons when it may not be the case. This type of behaviour would seem to be unprofessional in my opinion. This could be a correct assessment by the investigators but with people reputation at stake, the correct thing to do is obtain the proof then accusations and not speculation would be in order.
You're right. Even if the warehouse was technically scamming for insurance, if no proof can be found then they have own that battle and deserve the money. I think in most cases the source of these fires can really be traced but as far as proving criminal activity I think that takes a special type of investigation.
 

Alexandoy

Member
Re: Burned warehouse due to negligence

Whenever there is a fire that razed a building or a house, the investigation always yields a suspicion on scamming the insurance company when the razed structure has insurance. But come to think of it, setting to fire a warehouse is no joke and you don’t know what the consequences would be. I am not relieving the owner of responsibility but for me, it is 99% not about the insurance. Some other factors like negligence on the maintenance and security can be pointed out as the thing to be blamed.
 
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