Subcontractors and Safety Liability

A recent decision in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans in has ruled that general contractors can be held responsible for subcontractors that create OSHA violations. This particular case involves whether or not subcontractors were exposed to cave-in hazards and how liable the parent employer should be. As with most court cases with wide-sweeping implications, the ... [Continue Reading]

General Contractors Increasingly Liable for Subcontractors

A recent decision in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has ruled that general contractors can be held responsible for subcontractors that create OSHA violations. With the potential to have wide-sweeping repercussions in the construction industry, the ruling was brought about by safety violations from a subcontracting team to build a new library for the City of ... [Continue Reading]