DALLAS - The Fifth District Texas Court of Appeals on Aug. 23 affirmed summary judgment for a construction firm named as the defendant in a workplace accident case, concluding that a general contractor did not owe a duty to an independent contractor who fell down an elevator shaft on a construction site (Raymond F. Herrmann, et al. v. Goff Custom Homes L.P., No. 05-12-00318-CV, Texas App., 5th Dist.; 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 10717).