Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine Inapplicable in Utah

By J. Kent Holland, Esq ConstructionRisk Counsel, PLLC The Utah Supreme Court rejected the multi-employer worksite doctrine as incompatible with the governing Utah statute, holding, “The responsibility for ensuring occupational safety under the governing statute is...

Framing Subcontractor Is Not Liable Under Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine for HVAC Subcontractor Employee’s Injuries Where Contractor Caused the Condition But Did Not Control It At Time Employee Intentionally Assumed Risk by Its Actions

An employee of an HVAC subcontractor, while working on a house, fell to his death from the third floor to the basement through an open stairwell.  The framing of the house had been completed three weeks earlier by the framing contractor who left an unprotected hole in...