Collapsing Floor Gives Injured Construction Worker Labor Law Claim

Court: Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York

Case: Carey Chase v. Arnell Construction Corp.

Date: Aug. 8, 2012

From: New York attorney Gary E. Rosenberg (personal injury and accident attorney and lawyer; serving Brooklyn and Queens; Queens accident attorney)

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Facts: The accident victim was working in construction, building a New York City public school in the Bronx. Under his feet was a metal deck, on which he was walking. The collapse of a floor underneath him gave plaintiff a claim under New York's Labor Law, which protects construction workers from falls from heights.

Holding: Defense summary judgment motion is denied.

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