In Madden v. Summit View, Inc., a California court of appeal confirmed the general rule regarding prime contractor liability for injuries to subcontractor employees. Plaintiff Madden, an electrician employed by a subcontractor at a construction site, sued the general contractor, Summit View, for injuries he sustained in a fall on the site. The court held that because there was virtually no evidence that Summit View retained control over the general safety conditions at the site and did not contribute to the condition that caused the fall, it was not liable for the injury.