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Construction Job Injuries: Cases Summarized By Injury Lawyer

This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Construction Job Injuries and the related topic of construction accidents. For more information on construction injuries see the page on Wikipedia.

Construction Job Injuries-Cases

2001 Bosley v. Shepherd, 262 Va. 641, 554 S.E.2d 77.

Expert testified in this case that general contractor and steel erection contractor violated general provisions of OSHA. That testimony was not properly admissible as there was no evidence that defendants violated any specific duty imposed by OSHA and trial court improperly allowed expert to suggest that defendants were negligent because accident occurred. The OSHA provisions that the expert referred to were very general and did not relate to specific acts of misconduct by defendant.

1976 Bassett Furn. v. McReynolds, 216 Va. 897, 224 S.E.2d 323.

Construction job injuries.Plaintiff fell through hole in floor on construction job. Company that made hole in floor liable.

1975 Indian Acres of Thornburg, Inc. v. Denion, 215 Va. 847, 213 S.E.2d 797.

Plaintiff struck by falling concrete thrown from silo by 12-year-old boy. Boy obtained concrete and used silo on property under construction owned by defendant. No liability on part of owner-developer. Jury verdict reversed and final judgment for defendant.

1963 Dockery v. City of Norton, 204 Va. 752, 133 S.E.2d 296.

City stacked pipes along side of street. Plaintiff injured while playing on them. Jury issue.

1957 Kramer v. Kramer, 199 Va. 409, 100 S.E.2d 37.

Plaintiff’s decedent was employee of hoisting company hired by defendant general contractor. Jury question presented as to whether falling of truss was due to defendant’s negligence.

1943 Beard v. Bryant, 181 Va. 739, 26 S.E.2d 61.

Plaintiff on foot was injured by truck traveling in direction and lane unintended for such vehicles. Verdict for plaintiff affirmed.

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