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Property Owner Had No Liability to Worker Who Was Launched by Equipment Mishap

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 348 | 0 | 29 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner was not liable to a worker who suffered serious head injuries from being launched into the air when a piece of machinery struck the pile of crushed cars where he was standing. Case: Lopez v. 6071 Enterprises, No. 525194, 03/01/2018, published. Facts: John Lopez worked for Otsego Auto Crushers as a truck driver. OAC is a company that crushes automobiles and processes the scrap metal for resale.  Lopez suffered a serious head injury while at work in December 2011. He had been assisting a coworker, a heavy-equipment operator...

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