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Worker Injured When Scaffold Tipped Gets Summary Judgment

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 115 | 0 | 69 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for his injuries from a scaffold that tipped and landed on his hand. Case: Ortega v. Trinity Hudson Holding LLC, No. 10232, 303059/15, 83866/16, 10/29/2019, published. Facts: Joao Ortega suffered injuries to his hand while securing a scaffold to a wall. He was using a device known as a “tieback” when the scaffold tipped over and pinned his hand. Both Ortega and his coworker testified that there was slack in the tieback at the time of the accident, but their foreman testifi...

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