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Contractors who do nothing to stop after-hours consumption of alcohol on their job sites should take note of a recent personal injury case heard in North Carolina. A jury held that a construction company that allowed after-hours drinking on the job site had to pay a $2.5 million award to a motorist who was struck and injured by an intoxicated employee. In the case, the fact that the employee was drinking on the contractor's controlled job site held sway over arguments that the employee violated the contractor's written safety rule that barred drinking on company property. Social host. The case arose out of a 1986 automobile accident on a bridge. A car driven by the defendant's employee hit the