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Worker Gets Summary Judgment on Claim From Sinking Into Trench

Friday, November 20, 2020 | 164 | 0 | 5 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been granted summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for an injury he sustained from sinking into an unguarded, backfilled trench. Case: Sunun v. Klein, Nos. 111995/11, 590721/12, 590163/13, 11/12/2020, published. Facts: Enrique Sunun worked for Cedar Design Inc. Beth Klein and Fountainhead Construction Inc. contracted with Cedar to perform work on a construction project. Sunun was allegedly injured while working on that project when he stepped on an area of ground that had been excavated to create a trench, and then backfilled with...

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