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Construction Observation Duties Do Not Make an Engineer Responsible for On-Site Safety

Posted on 10/6/2016 by ASCE Insurance in Liability Legal Duties

It is common for engineers to be named as defendants in lawsuits by construction workers who are injured while working at the construction site. Often, an injured worker’s attorney will name everyone involved in the project and determine who is liable later, or even worse, invent a reason why a party might be liable. As in most circumstances, the engineer’s contract and/or conduct will determine the duties of the engineer and, thus, whether the engineer can possibly have any liability for an on-site construction accident.1

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