Second Department Holds Plaintiff Entitled to Summary Judgment Pursuant to Labor Law § 240(1) in Falling Concrete Plank Case
A worker was leveling pre-cast concrete planks as part of the construction of a seven-story building in Brooklyn. He was injured when a concrete plank that was being raised by a jack, fell onto one of his hands. The plank that fell on the worker weighed approximately 2,000 pounds.
The injured man sued the owner and the general cont[...]
Second Department Reinstates Worker’s Labor Law § 241(6) Claim in Excavator Bucket Crush Case
The City of New York hired contractors to install sewers along one of the streets on Staten Island. A member of an excavation crew was working about 10 feet below grade level, and within the confines of a steel trench box. He was using hand signals to direct the operator of excavator, in his maneuvering of the excavator bucket. As the man was si[...]