As a parent in Kansas City, you naturally worry about your kids. Yet you likely take some comfort in knowing that your teaching and example at home have taught them sound judgment (and that such judgment will help keep them out of potentially dangerous situations). While that may be true in many cases, there may be some things that seem so enticing to children (particularly young children) that they cannot be expected to understand the dangers that they pose. Such things are often referred to (in the legal world) as attractive nuisances.
The construction industry in Missouri poses many hazards that could cause injuries with lifelong consequences. Make sure you do not limit your focus to the so-called Fatal Four. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the top four construction site fatality hazards include falls, caught-in or between accidents, struck-by accidents and electrocutions.
Like most of those that we here at The Law Office of Michael J. Joshi have worked with in the past, you would not dream of inviting another into your home or on to your property in Kansas City without first ensuring that the space was free of any hazards that could potentially cause harm. You no doubt, then, expect that the same courtesy will be afforded to you when you enter on to another’s land. Common courtesy might dictate that property owners meet this standard, yet a question may exists as to what extent they are legally required to.