A 50 year-old construction worker fell from a 15 foot scaffold while working on a residential construction site in Park Slope, Brooklyn (NYC). The plaintiff was painting an exterior wall of a four-story condominium at the time of the fall. The scaffold’s platform collapsed, and he fell approximately 15 feet. He suffered fractures of both heels, as well as other injuries. After the fall, he was transported to New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, where he was found to be in shock.
Plaintiff sued the owner of the premises, its management company, the architect of the project and two subcontractors. He claimed that the scaffold planks were unsecured and did not have a railing. He further alleged that the fall was the result of an elevation-related hazard under Labor Law § 240(1), and that he was not provided the appropriate safety equipment required. The parties negotiated a $2,500,000 pre-trial settlement.
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