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Worker Struck by Falling Panel Gets Partial Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | 0

A New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been granted partial summary judgment on his Labor Law claim but that the general contractor was also entitled to partial summary judgment in its favor. Case: Carranza v. Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, No. 300322/17, 03/26/2024, published. Facts: Delis Vasquez Carranza was injured while working in an elevator shaft when a 150-pound formwork panel fell approximately 4 feet onto his right knee. Carranza’s co-workers had been attempting to manually hand up the panel to an overhead suspended scaffold wh...

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