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Court Denies Summary Judgment to Worker in Claim for Scaffold Fall

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | 0

A New York appellate court ruled that a trial justice denied summary judgment to an allegedly injured worker for an incorrect reason but that the worker failed to establish liability under the Labor Law. Case: Torres v. New York City Housing Authority, No. 2018-05856, 11/10/2021, published. Facts: Ubaldo Antonio Torres worked for Universal Construction Resources. He allegedly suffered injuries in September 2015 when he fell from a scaffold while performing asbestos abatement work at a building owned by the New York City Housing Authority. Torres was placing plastic on the facade of the...

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