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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT: Superior Court rules in favor of General Contractor that safety protocol and inspector on work site did not show indicia of control over employees of independent contractor

CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT:  Superior Court Rules In Favor Of General Contractor That Safety Protocol And Inspector On Work Site Did Not Show Indicia Of Control Over Employees Of Independent Contractor

A Hartford Superior Court judge granted the defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment, finding that a general contractor did not exercise sufficient control over the employees of an independent contractor to be found liable for the negligence of the independent contractor.  The court reasoned there was no evidence presented that general contractor retained control over how or where the independent contractor’s employees performed their work, and regular safety inspections do not equate to direct control over how employees perform their jobs.

Enrique Bustamante v. FIP Construction, Inc., Superior Court, judicial district of Hartford, Docket No. CV15-6060478-S (July 2, 2019)