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Urena v. Capano Homes, Inc., 930 A.2d 877 (Del. 2007).

In this case, Urena, an employee of an independent contractor, sustained injuries while constructing a new home. Urena filed a negligence action against the general contractor, among others. Urena argued that the general contractor was liable because it was responsible for safety measures and it negligently selected the independent contractor. The Supreme Court held that the facts did not establish that the general contractor undertook responsibility for implementing safety measures, rather, it only supervised the job site. It was also held that Urena had no claim against general contractor for negligent hiring of independent contractor because employees could protect themselves from the risks of their work and work-related injuries are generally limited to workers' compensation benefits.

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