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Worker Entitled to Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Fall

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 | 0

A New York appellate court upheld a grant of summary judgment on a worker’s Labor Law claim for his fall from an unsecured ladder. Case: Rodas-Garcia v. NYC United LLC, No. 153434/18, 596020/18, 03/26/2024, published. Facts: Bairon Rodas-Garcia fell from an unsecured, 12-foot ladder that suddenly moved as he was reaching overhead to plaster a ceiling. Procedural history: Rodas-Garcia filed suit against NYC United LLC, asserting a claim for a violation of Labor Law Section 240(1). Section 240(1) imposes absolute liability on property owners, general contractors or their agents for fai...

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