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Property Owner Had No Liability to Independent Contractor's Injured Employee

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 976 | 0 | 98 min read

A California appellate court ruled that a property owner was not civilly liable for injuries an independent contractor’s employee suffered in a fall from a ladder. Case: Johnson v. The Raytheon Co., No. B281411, 03/08/2019, unpublished. Facts: Laurence Johnson worked for ABM Facilities, an independent contractor that provided maintenance engineering staff to The Raytheon Co. In February 2013, Johnson was working in the Raytheon control room when he started receiving low-water-level alarms pertaining to a cooling tower on the property. Raytheon was undergoing renovation of the cooling...

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