Mountain Fuel Supply Co. v. Emerson

In Mountain Fuel Supply Co. v. Emerson, 578 P.2d 1351 (Wyo. 1978), the Court noted such contracts may remove or reduce the incentives to protect workers and others from personal injury and the anti-indemnity statute would help to insure that persons responsible for the work were properly motivated to provide safe working conditions. In finding the anti-indemnity statute constitutional, the Court concluded the legislature had a reasonable basis for singling out the mineral business as particularly hazardous and declaring unenforceable contracts involving that type of work which purported to relieve parties from liability for their own negligence.