New York: Man at Work Injured by Falling Lumber

Britney Buscaglia

A 43-year-old construction worker was injured on the job when he was struck by lumber that had fallen from six floors above. Plaintiff?construction worker suffered injuries to his back and shoulder, and sued the general and subcontractors involved with the construction project. Plaintiff claimed that the incident occurred because he was not provided with the proper, safe equipment as required by the statute under Labor Law § 240(1). Plaintiff won summary judgment on liability and the parties settled before the matter could proceed to a trial on damages.

Settlement: $2,500,000

David Harris v. 170 East End Avenue, LLC, et al.