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No Summary Judgment for Worker Who Fell While Carrying Heavy Objects Down Stairs

Monday, November 20, 2023 | 0

A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for a fall that happened while he descended a staircase with his hands full. Case: Gamez v. Sandy Clarkson LLC, No. 28003/17, 11/14/2023, published. Facts: While working on a construction site, Heber Gamez walked down a staircase carrying a heavy bucket of cement in one hand and a 4-foot level in the other. At the bottom of the stairs, Gamez tripped on an uncovered gap. He said he was unable to stop himself from falling by grabbing the handrail because he was holding the bucket. P...

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