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Accident Caused by Failure of Tack Welds Entitled Worker to Summary Judgment

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, November 9, 2018 | 448 | 0 | 2 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that the failure of tack welds to hold a heavy shim plate into place constituted a violation of the Labor Law that should have entitled a worker to summary judgment. Case: Keerdoja v. Legacy Yards Tenant, No. 7555 157010/15, 11/08/2018, published. Facts: Michael Keerdoja suffered injuries when a metal shim plate affixed to a steel column suddenly detached and hit him in the head. The column was being installed as part of a temporary truss system when the plate fell off. Procedural history: Keerdoja filed a Labor Law claim against the general contractor ...

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