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Evidence of Worker's Misstep Wasn't Enough to Defeat Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 204 | 0 | 6 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for a fall from a makeshift ladder, even though a witness said the fall had been caused by a misstep. Case: Nolan v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, No. 6852 6851, 06/12/2018, published. Facts: Henry Nolan allegedly suffered injuries in a fall while descending a makeshift ladder he had used to detach a crane cable from the top of an 8-foot C-box. Nolan blamed the accident on the ladder sliding out from underneath him, but a coworker who witnessed the incident testified that...

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