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Jeffrey White v. 31-01 Steinway, LLC, et al.

In these kind of cases, it’s not always easy to explain why the worker can and should win, but they often do. The whole idea of Labor Law 240, the “scaffold law,” is that scaffolds and ladders are dangerous, period. Workers can and will fall. So here, even though the worker set the ladder up sideways and straddled both sides because he was on the sidewalk and he had to keep clear of pedestrians, he won summary judgment. He won because a worker’s partial fault doesn’t mean he loses. The owner and general contractor were required to provide a safer device and are required to make sure the ladder doesn’t fall. They also did not prove that the worker was instructed to use another safer device and refused to do so.

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