Injured when digging up land for the geo heat pump

There is potential for accidents in every professional no matter the scope of work.

  • In the HVAC profession especially, there is potential for minor and at times genuinely serious accidents.

On a locale visit to a customer’s house, I almost got buried alive when there was a sudden landslide at the pit where the geo heat pump was to be fitted. I had arrived with our team of genuinely qualified HVAC techs but it was raining. The customer had proposed that all of us purchase a modern heating unit from the heating corp which all of us did. His old heating and air condition unit had malfunctioned just when Winter time was starting. The homeowner had explained that he had researched to find the most suitable electric heating plan for her premises. She told us that she had looked at weird central furnaces and decided upon the ductless HVAC that would be below the earth and would supply booth warmth and cooling in summer time and Winter time respectfully. She also wishes to have the oil oil furnace and space oil furnace as she thought that since they were smaller than most units, they were easier to operate. We explained that though it was the case, these units were not capable of serving her entire home. As all of us proceeded to gig up the earth and do the boiler installation, the ground shook and the next thing I knew, I was laying in the hole with dirt all over me. There had been a landline and the ground had given way. I just got minor bruising but I was genuinely shaken, luckily this plan did not need as much furnace/heat tune-up and so all of us proceeded to supply the pamphlet showing the energy saving help tips as well as the wireless temperature control.


Portable space heater