subcontractor News

Md. Court Rules City and Subcontractor Not Liable in Workers’ Death

The mother of a man killed on a Baltimore construction site who was barred by Maryland’s workers’ compensation law from suing the contractor hired by the city has lost a bid to hold the city and subcontractor liable. The court …

Dredging Company to Pay $1M for Restoration Work Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Houston dredging company has been ordered to pay a $1 million fine for an oil spill that occurred when a subcontractor cut through an oil pipeline during barrier island restoration work off Louisiana in 2016. …

Construction Worker Falls to Her Death from Florida Condo

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 23-year-old construction worker fell to her death from a 13-floor balcony of a condominium complex in West Palm Beach, police said. Delores Yamilety Martinez-Ponce was working Saturday morning at the La Clara condominium …

Widow of Kansas Man Killed in Evergy Accident Wins Lawsuit

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Texas jury has awarded $222 million to the widow of a Kansas man who died in an accident at Evergy’s Jeffrey Energy Center power plant near St. Marys, Kansas, in 2018. The jury found that …

New Hampshire Man Dies in Construction Accident

Fire department officials say a 19-year-old construction worker has died after a rod from a metal bracket fell and embedded in his forehead in Manchester, N.H. Fire District Chief Jim Michael said someone yelled to warn Tyler Walsh. He looked …

Subcontractor Owes Mississippi Navy Base for Stolen Tools

A 61-year-old Long Beach man has been fined $1,000 and ordered to repay the Navy nearly $5,000 for tools stolen while he worked as a civilian subcontractor at the Seabee Base in Gulfport, Miss. The Sun Herald reports Joseph Daniel …

Tennessee High Court Hears Botched Home Repair Case

The Tennessee Supreme Court is considering a case that could change a homeowner’s ability to recover damages when a subcontractor botches a home repair or remodeling job. Legal experts say that because home repairs are often subcontracted to laborers who …