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Worker Injured in Trench Collapse Can't Maintain Suit Against Contractor

Monday, March 30, 2020 | 0

A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker injured in a trench collapse could not maintain a civil suit against the engineering provider that owed no duty of care to him. Case: Young v. Hard Rock Construction LLC, No. 19-CA-484, 03/17/2020, published.    Facts: St. John the Baptist Parish School Board hired Hard Rock Construction LLC to install drainage pipes at East St. John High School. The board also contracted with All South Consulting Engineers for engineering and construction management. In October 2014, Hard Rock began installing drainage pipes in a trench. Nijel ...

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