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Texas Justices Tackle Energy Firm’s Duty To Warn Contractors (1)

Jan. 11, 2022, 5:43 PMUpdated: Jan. 11, 2022, 7:12 PM

Texas companies should have a stricter duty to warn independent contractors of hazards they might face on the job, attorneys for a contractor who was injured while working on electrified power lines told the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Under Chapter 95 of Texas’ civil practice code, a property owner isn’t liable for personal injuries, unless an injured contractor can prove that the landowner exercised control over the work performed by the contractor. A landowner must also possess actual knowledge of danger on the premises and fail to warn of that danger.

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