All parties agreed to free
disclosure of information and documents about the cause of Tuesday's fire in the
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17, 2007 (Lexington, Ky.) University
of Kentucky officials today met with representatives of Midland Engineering Co. and its
insurance company, Liberty Mutual Group, to discuss insurance coverage and losses after a
fire in the UK Administration Building.
officials described the meeting as cordial, with emphasis placed on open
communication. All parties agreed to free
disclosure of information and documents about the cause of the fire.
three-story Administration Building sustained extensive damage in Tuesdays fire,
apparently caused by a Midland worker using a propane torch to solder copper eaves. The fire spread through the attic, engulfed the
third floor and continued into the second floor. The
remainder of the building received substantial water damage. No serious injury was reported.
is the general contractor on a $1.3 million renovation of the 119-year-old Administration
Building. The project began last fall and was
expected to be finished late this month.
officials involved in the meeting included Controller Henry Clay Owen, Director of Capital
Construction Management Dall Clark, Associate Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Ken
Clevidence and risk manager John Hunt. Also
in attendance were representatives of AON, the universitys self-insurance
consultant. The Kentucky Fire and Tornado
Fund also was represented.
UK President Charles T. Wethington Jr. remained optimistic about the historic
buildings future. All planning at
this point is with an eye towards restoring the building, he said. Wethington emphasized no final decision has been
made. He will make a recommendation to the UK
Board of Trustees at its June 19 meeting.