During construction of a development in South Lake Tahoe, a worker for a subcontractor slipped on an icy floor, falling from a ladder and injuring himself.  This decision holds that the trial court granted defendant summary judgment based on the Privette doctrine which bars claims by an injured worker for an independent contractor against the hirer of that contractor.  This case did not fall within the Hooker exception to the Privette doctrine.  Even though defendant created the hazardous ice condition, plaintiff was aware of the hazard before he started work.  The independent contractor remains responsible for assuring safe working conditions in the face of all known hazards.  Defendant didn’t incur liability simply by telling plaintiff to get the job done despite the ice.  The subcontractor could have removed the ice before proceeding with its work.