Let me see if I have this right. The lawsuit in your story says that the crane operator has in its contract that when you hire them that they are not responsible for anything and you have to hold them harmless for any deaths or injuries or damage even if their operator is negligent and even if THEIR equipment fails. Okay, he's texting his girlfriend and forgets that he needs another eye in his stupid forehead and drops a load on a roof and I'm to blame????? Unfortunately, I've signed many work orders over the years and only check the rates and not the ant size print. Do most crane contacts have similar requirements????? Just asking.