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Subcontractor Bore No Liability Under Labor Law for Worker's Fall on Debris

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 337 | 0 | 1 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a construction subcontractor could not be held liable for a worker’s fall on debris, since the subcontractor was not the agent of the general contractor or property owner for purposes of trash removal at the site. Case: Santiago v. 44 Lexington Associates, No. 6433 115909/10, 05/03/2018, published. Facts: A property owner hired Jeffrey M. Brown Associates as the general contractor for a construction project. JMB subcontracted the work for the design, fabrication and installation of a window washing system to Tractel Inc. Roberto Santiago suff...

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