Originally posted by susweel:
Does an owner of a house that is under construction have any responsibility if someone dies at that house ?
Is that a legal question or a moral question?
I don't know the legal answer. It probably depends on a lot of factors.
If someone knocked on your door, you opened the door, they punch you in the face, and you ask them "Why did you hit me?", they say, "Because my friend died building your house", wouldn't you find that a little strange?
York secured a loan to build a stadium. He hired a general contractor to create that stadium. The general contractor is in charge of everything involved with the construction of the stadium. York has nothing to do with the construction.
And York isn't "rushing" the construction. The reason we were able to get it ready by the 2014 season is because York rushed to secure the LOANS to the stadium really fast. Someone posted an article about it recently.
The contractor gets a bonus for finishing by the 2014 season, but I don't think that is anything out of the ordinary. This contractor has done plenty of work on stadiums before. I could be wrong, but I don't think the rebar driver felt anymore "rush" to complete his delivery because the stadium is supposed to get finished at a certain time.
However, the fact that both workers were over 60 years of age, might insinuate that they either "A", they had been doing the job for so long that they took safety for granted, or "B", they weren't as quick and/or strong as a younger man to avoid whatever events occurred.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Oct 15, 2013 at 6:40 PM ]