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Construction provides many needed jobs in California and across the United States. Some economists view the level of construction as a key indicator of a vigorous state and national economy. So it’s important for the...more
Construction zone accidents in Alabama happen more frequently than many people may believe. When a worker is injured or killed in one of these collisions, workers' compensation insurance benefits typically apply....more
Ronald Bayer fell off an iron beam while working on the construction site of an Illinois warehouse in 2007 and landed head first on the concrete 20 feet below. He sustained severe injuries: paralysis from the chest down and...more
Steven Gorski unwittingly created a legal mess after he was injured on the job in 2006. The construction worker was on site at a construction project in Stockton, CA when a crane operator hit him, causing severe injuries. Mr....more
In This Issue:
- The Emperor’s New Economic Loss Rule
- The Architect's Role in the Construction Project
- USCIS Introduces New Form I-9
- Considering Construction Delivery Methods on Public Works
A person who contravenes Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations or Code is liable, for a first offence, to a fine of not more than $500,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months and, for a...more
In August, a construction worker at Three World Trade Center fell 15 feet to the ground while installing a steel beam, sustaining head injuries and breaking both his arms. In September, a bricklayer working on the façade of...more
Every year, more than 164,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms for ladder-related injuries. Most ladder injuries occur among workmen in the construction industry, with falls from heights accounting for 15% of all...more
A court of appeals recently held that an indemnity agreement between an operator and a contractor placed the burden on the contractor to indemnify the operator for the operator's third-party indemnity obligations that arose...more
In today’s increasingly mobile construction industry, contractors are frequently involved in projects away from their home office. It is not uncommon for a construction company to send employees to another area and provide...more
When you suffer on-the-job injuries at a construction site, or any other place of employment, the Workers Compensation program can provide important benefits to help you obtain immediate medical treatment. But in certain...more
Construction sites generate the highest injury and death incidence of any workplace in the United States affecting one in three construction workers annually. While injuries to construction workers are frequently minor,...more
When you decided to become a construction worker, you knew that it was more dangerous than the typical job. You deserve working conditions that are as safe as possible and an employer who puts your well-being ahead of profit....more
In the recent Court of Appeals decision, Lamb vs. Duggins Welding, (No. COA12-129, August 7, 2012) the Court relied on a 1946 case (Price vs. Johnston Cotton Co. of Wendell, Inc. 266 N.C. 758) to support the application of...more
The Toronto Star is reporting that Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General has appealed a judge’s decision that imposed a $200,000 fine against Metron Construction in the 2009 scaffold collapse in which four workers...more
The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Perini, a general contractor. Plaintiff alleged that he was exposed to asbestos by Perini employees at job locations where construction of...more
Brian Brannan, et al. v. Lathrop Construction Associates, Inc.
Court of Appeal, First District (June 12, 2012)
This case is the latest decision limiting the liability of a general contractor for jobsite injuries...more
On Christmas Eve, 2009, four workers died and a fifth was seriously injured when the scaffold they were standing on to effect repairs to the exterior of an apartment building in Etobicoke, Ontario collapsed and fell thirteen...more
Parties who require additional insured coverage from their contractors usually expect the coverage to extend to third-party over claims, particularly with respect to bodily injury claims by employees of contractors. Those...more
An engineer and architect were not guilty of Occupational Health and Safety Act charges where the wall collapsed more than one year after their work was completed. The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act states that...more
The Washington State Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a landowner’s contractor’s employee for personal injuries that the plaintiff allegedly sustained while working on a...more
The Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council mounted a campaign against Fidelity Interior in Atlanta, GA. The union sent letters to owners and general contractors warning them of adverse consequences if they used Fidelity, a...more
When someone chooses to work construction there is going to be some risk involved, especially when the person is working up on scaffolding. However, employers are still expected to do everything in their power to keep their...more
New York workers’ compensation lawyer David Perecman comments on a construction accident that left a worker critically injured. A piece of concrete fell on the head of the 26-year-old construction worker as he was clearing...more
National news is covering a construction accident this morning. The workplace incident occurred out of state, in Ohio, but is a universal reminder of the danger that construction workers often face on the job.
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