Owner Not Liable for Contractor's Injuries
Facts: An independent contractor sued the owner of an assisted site for injuries she suffered when she fell through a second-floor bathroom. The site manager had called the contractor, who owned and operated a business that performed cleaning and repair services, after a resident had filed a HUD complaint. The resident had complained that the unit had a mold problem that was making her children sick, as well as a water leak and an issue with the bathtub. The manager asked the contractor to look at the unit.