NY Labor Law 241(6)

From Rubino v. 330 Madison Co., LLC, 2017 NY Slip Op 04210 (App. Div. 1st Dept. May 25, 2017): The court properly granted plaintiffs’ motion for partial summary judgment on the Labor Law § 241(6) claim as against appellants. It is undisputed that violations of Industrial Code (12 NYCRR) § 23-1.13(b)(3) and (4) proximately caused…

Read More Electrocuted Worker Entitled to Summary Judgment Under New York Labor Law § 241(6)
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In DeSimone v. City of New York, decided July 3, 2014, the First Department held: Plaintiff’s Labor Law § 241(6) claim was improperly dismissed on the ground that plaintiff was not covered under the statute. Plaintiff testified that he was an onsite project manager, employed by one of multiple general contractors on the subject construction…

Read More Project Manager Covered By Labor Law 241(6) in Construction Accident Case, Even Though He Did Not Perform “Labor-Intense” Work
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In Brownrigg v. New York City Hous. Auth. (decided July 2, 2014) – a construction/elevator-accident case – the Appellate Division, Second Department denied defendants’ CPLR 4404 motion, and upheld the jury’s verdict that defendants were liable under New York Labor Law §§ 200 and 241(6).  In this case, plaintiff and his coworker, both elevator mechanics, were repairing one…

Read More Court Upholds Jury Verdict for Plaintiff in Elevator Accident Case
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In Shields v. First Ave. Bldrs. LLC, the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s’ Labor Law § 241(6) claim. In this construction accident case: Plaintiff James Shields was cleaning a concrete pump, with the engine running, when a swing tube in the pump swivelled, severing his fingers.…

Read More Plaintiff Whose Fingers Were Severed While “Servicing” a Concrete Pump Survives Summary Judgment on Labor Law § 241(6) Claim
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In Jerez v. Tishman Constr. Corp. of N.Y. (decided June 24, 2014), the Appellate Division, First Department held that plaintiff was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law § 240(1) claim: Plaintiff, a carpenter, made a prima facie showing of his entitlement to judgment as a matter of law on the issue of defendants’ liability under Labor Law…

Read More Falling Carpenter Entitled to Summary Judgment on Labor Law 240(1) Claim
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In Tria v. Regis High School (decided April 14, 2014), the court granted plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment on his Labor § 240(1) claim, but denied it with respect to plaintiff’s Labor Law § 241(6) claim. Plaintiff was injured when, while unloading a tractor trailer of press board panels and stacking them on an A frame dolly, the…

Read More Court Considers Weight and Force Generated By Falling Object in Granting Injured Worker Summary Judgment on Labor Law 240(1) Claim
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In Bisram v. Long Island Jewish Hospital, a recent construction accident case, the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the lower court’s decision to grant plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment on his Labor Law § 240(1) claim, but modified the decision and granted defendants’ motion as to plaintiff’s claims based on Labor Law § 200 and certain claims…

Read More Defendant’s Failure to Secure Steel Beam Results in Summary Judgment for Plaintiff on Labor Law 240(1) Claim
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In Cerverizzo v City of New York, the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the denial of defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s Labor Law 241(6) claim which was predicated on a violation of 12 NYCRR 23-1.7(g) pertaining to “oxygen deficient work areas.” In this case: Plaintiff Joseph Cerverizzo, an employee of third party defendant subcontractor…

Read More Worker’s Labor Law Case, Based on Inhalation of Toxic Fumes in Aeration Tank at Sewage Plant, Continues
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In Garcia v Neighborhood Partnership Hous. Dev. Fund Co., Inc., the Appellate Division, First Department modified a lower court’s decision and held that plaintiffs were entitled to summary judgment on liability under Labor Law § 240(1), the so-called “Scaffold Law” (but not with respect to the remaining claims). The court explained the law under Labor Law §…

Read More Foreseeable Building Collapse Results in Summary Judgment for Plaintiffs Under “Scaffold Law” (Labor Law § 240(1))
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In Dixson v Waterways at Bay Pointe Home Owners Assn., Inc., the Appellate Division, Second Department reversed the summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s injury claim under Labor Law § 241(6). The court held that plaintiff, who was injured while power washing buildings in preparation for painting them, was indeed engaged in a specifically enumerated activity under the…

Read More Power Washing in Preparation for Painting Was Sufficient to Support Personal Injury Action by Worker Under Labor Law § 241(6)
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