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4th DCA Revives Worker's Suit against Property Owner over Scaffold Accident

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, January 29, 2016 | 897 | 0 | 0 min read

The 4th District Court of Appeals revived a worker's tort suit against a landowner for the alleged negligence of a fellow contractor working on the property. A scaffold collapse led to the Blackwell v. Vasilas lawsuit. Case: Blackwell v. Vasilas, No. D067239, 01/26/2016, published. Facts: Ray Vasilas purchased a two-story home in La Mesa as an investment property in 2013. He then hired Enrique Gomez Jimenez to perform stucco work on the house and Randall Blackwell to install rain gutters. Gomez brought a scaffold to the property, which he used to do his work. Vasilas had no...

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