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Property Owner, Contractors Not Civilly Liable for Worker's Fall

Monday, July 13, 2020 | 249 | 0 | 58 min read

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a property owner and its contractors could not be held civilly liable for the injuries that another contractor’s employee suffered from a fall from a catwalk during a construction project. Case: Jeffords v. BP Products North America Inc., No. 19-1533, 06/29/2020, published. Facts: BP Products North America Inc. owns and operates an oil refinery in Whiting, Indiana. BP hired Fluor Constructors International to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for a modernization project at the refinery. BP a...

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