Utah - Legionella Prevention and Costs of Legionnaires Outbreaks

Historical Headlines Related to Legionella

April 19, 2022

Paul Fisher Dalrymple of Salt Lake City passed away of Legionnaires disease. Paul served on the Salt Lake Public Library Board from 2001-2006, serving as President his last year. During that time, he enjoyed playing a role in the design and construction of a new library for Salt Lake. (Source)

December 15, 2022

The Murray community in Utah is rallying around a family from Nigeria who immigrated and is now dealing with a devastating tragedy. Winston Van Winson has served as the football coach for the family's 9-year-old son Isaac over the last two years. Winston said Isaac's family was living paycheck to paycheck as they tried to set down roots in a new country when the father of the family died unexpectedly. Isaac's father contracted Legionnaire's disease, which is a rare bacterial pneumonia, Van Winson explained. He was also diagnosed with COVID-19 shortly before his death. (Source)

Reported Settlements and Jury Awards

Given the incidence of legionella in Utah, and its associated harm, personal injury claims and litigation are also becoming more frequent. Reported settlements and jury awards are unavailable at this time.

State Cap on Jury Awards

Utah does not have a cap on the award amounts allowable by law. In addition, public health notices and negative media attention can also lead to business interruption and reputation damage.

Groundwater Temperature Risk Level – High

Overall Liability and Risk for Utah – Very High

No, ASHRAE 188 is not part of the state code

Legionella and Water Management Plan Assistance

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