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Split Court Says Labor Law Covers Worker's Fall

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | 412 | 0 | 0 min read

A divided New York appellate court ruled that a painter’s fall from a loading dock while waiting to sign in at a security checkpoint to access his job site constituted a violation of Labor Law Section 240(1), as a matter of law. Case: Hoyos v. NY-1095 Avenue of the Americas, No. 4403 109409/09 590865/10, 12/14/2017, published. Facts: William Hoyos worked for a subcontractor that had been hired for a renovation project spanning several floors of an office building. Hoyos slipped and fell off an elevated loading dock while standing in line with other workers to sign a security ...

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