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Court Revives Labor Law Claim for Injuries From Dropped Object

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, September 14, 2018 | 288 | 0 | 3 min read

A New York appellate court revived a worker’s Labor Law claim seeking damages for injuries from being hit by an object that was allegedly dropped by workers on an adjacent building. Case: Powell v. Norfolk Hudson, No. 2016-01381, 09/12/2018, published. Facts: Elston Powell allegedly suffered injuries while removing equipment and construction materials from the roof of a building located at 101 Norfolk St. in Manhattan. According to Powell, workers who were constructing a building on the adjacent lot had dropped a wooden form several stories above where he was, and the object ...

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