GC/CM Held Responsible for Site Safety

A worker was seriously injured during construction by a collapsing wall. In his lawsuit, he alleged that the general contractor/construction manager was negligent for failing to provide for safety precautions. The courts agreed and held that the general contractor/construction manager was responsible for inspecting continuously or supervising the work of the subcontractors, including the right to require compliance with safety. The case settled for over $250,000.

This is a claim scenario developed from a single claim or several claims and has been developed for illustrative purposes only.

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