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No Summary Judgment for Worker Who Fell From Scaffold

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 0

A New York appellate court overturned a grant of summary judgment to a worker on his Labor Law claim, finding triable issues existed as to whether his own conduct was the sole cause of his fall from a scaffold that lacked safety railings. Case: Batlle v. NY Developers & Management Inc., No. 25992/16E, 43030/17E, 04/22/2021, published. Facts: Fernando Batlle suffered injuries in a fall from a scaffold while working on a construction project. According to Batlle, less than a minute after he started working while standing on a scaffold platform without railings, the structure moved, ca...

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