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High Court Overturns Summary Judgment on Claim for Fall

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | 540 | 0 | 0 min read

New York’s highest court reversed a grant of summary judgment in favor of an injured construction worker who slipped and fell while using a makeshift ramp to descend from a building. Case: Valente v. Lend Lease (US) Construction LMB, No. 132 SSM 17, 09/05/2017, published. Facts: Frank Valente slipped and fell on grease that had gotten on to the planks he was using as a makeshift ramp to descend five feet from the top of a building to a scaffold at a construction site. Valente filed a Labor Law Section 240(1) action against the general contractor for the project. Procedural histo...

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