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Privette Doctrine Bars Worker's Claim for Damages

Friday, June 21, 2024 | 0

A California appellate court determined that the Privette doctrine entitled the defendants in a civil suit to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s claim for injuries from a fall from a ladder inside a jet fuel tank. In 2017, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co. Inc. was the general contractor for a fuel systems improvement project at San Francisco International Airport.  Burns hired HMT LLC as a subcontractor to replace the floor of a jet fuel tank, and HMT hired Team Industrial Services Inc. as a sub-tier independent contractor to inspect welding. Team’s contract w...

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