Corroding roof sheets

In Far North Queensland a recycling digester of natural vegetation decomposed matter so well that the caustic fumes coming from the material ate all that it encountered. The painted steel of the heavy earthmoving equipment used to move the vegetation corroded when left in the shed overnight. The roof of the building ultimately corroded away. The subcontractor was pursued by the contractor for this issue as well as non-compliance with insurance under the contract. After a detailed review of the contract documents, legal advice proposed to reject liability and resist the contractor’s claims. The matter settled without litigation after several months of heated negotiations.