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Supreme Court Overturns New Trial Order for Worker Injured in Crane Collapse

Monday, November 23, 2020 | 960 | 0 | 114 min read

The Texas Supreme Court ruled that a worker who suffered the traumatic amputation of his lower leg in a crane accident could not attempt to hold a co-employer civilly liable via a remand for a new trial. Case: Berkel & Co. Contractors Inc. v. Lee, No. 18-0309, 11/20/2020, published. Facts: Tyler Lee worked for Skanska USA Building Inc. as a superintendent. Skanska was the general contractor for a commercial construction project in Houston, and it subcontracted with Berkel & Co. Contractors Inc. to drill foundation pilings for a large office tower. The holes were drilled using a...

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