Salvager Had No Duty To Protect Subcontractors, 6th Circuit Affirms

Mealey's (April 25, 2016, 2:36 PM EDT) -- CINCINNATI — Subcontractors experienced in electrical work knew the dangers presented by asbestos and had no reason to rely on a salvager’s representations regarding safety, a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel held April 22 in affirming summary judgment (Chris Upton and Leslie D. Jones, et al. v. BNFL Inc., et al., No. 15-5751, 6th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 7380).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160427-010Z.)

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