The Second Department Holds That Accident Occurring in Travel to the Jobsite Is Not Covered Under Labor Law
In a recent Second Department case, a man and his decedent wife were hired to hang wallpaper in a newly constructed office building. The day after they were instructed to begin work on the subject building, the decedent woman drove her vehicle with her husband to the jobsite. When they were unable to enter the building through the fr[...]
Court of Appeals Holds That Coupling Is Not a Proper Safety Device Under the Labor Law
In a recent case before the Court of Appeals, a worker was injured when a section of conduit pipe fell on his hand. The worker was and electrician whose company had been hired to overhaul the electrical system in offices leased from the building owner.
As part of the overhaul, the electrical company was responsible for installing c[...]
Insurance company failure
A recent Court of Appeals case dealt with a carpenter who was injured when a large, flat object fell on his hand. He brought an action under Labor Law §200, 240(1) and 241(6) against the owner of the property and the construction manager.
The plaintiff alleged that the object that fell on his hand was a “form” put [...]