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Court Revives Family's Negligent Hiring Claim Against Owner of Property Where Worker Died

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, October 6, 2017 | 752 | 0 | 0 min read

A Texas appellate court ruled that the family of an oil rig worker did not have a viable premises liability claim against a property owner where the worker was killed, but it said the family’s claim against the property owner for negligently hiring the drilling company could proceed. Case: Cuevas v. Endeavor Energy Resources, No. 11-15-00157-CV, 10/05/2017, published. Facts: Endeavor Energy Resources has several oil and gas leases in Midland County. Endeavor hired Big Dog Drilling to drill a well on one of its leases. Angel Cuevas Jr. worked for Big Dog. He suffered a blow t...

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