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Contractor Was Immune from Civil Liability to Subcontractor's Employee

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 917 | 0 | 0 min read

A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a paper company was immune from civil liability to the employee of a subcontractor it had hired to perform maintenance on one of its boilers. Case: Whottle v. International Paper Co., No. 15-362, 10/21/2015, published. Facts: Garred Whottle worked as a carpenter for the Turner Industries Group. In 2009, the International Paper Co. hired Turner to complete maintenance work on its recovery boiler. Once a year, IPCO is required to shut down the recovery boiler for maintenance, which includes cooling, washing and testing the integrity of the componen...

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