NJ Court Limits General Contractor Duty For Sub Workers

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 5:43 PM EST) -- A New Jersey court ruled Friday that a general contractor had no duty to ensure a subcontractor employee's safe use of equipment that his own employer supplied, upholding summary judgment against a worker who was injured during a construction project at a Novo Nordisk Inc. building.

The appellate court found that defendant Structure Tone and subcontractors like Hatzel & Buehler, the employer of plaintiff Raymond Tarabokia Jr., each had a role in ensuring job site safety, but Structure Tone's share of that responsibility should not be...
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