Owner of a Building Liable Under NYS Labor Law 240(1) in a Construction Accident
October 08, 2019
In Roblero v. Bais Ruchel High School, Inc., the plaintiff fell from a scaffold while he was doing plumbing work at a construction site owned by the defendant. The plaintiff was not wearing a harness or a lanyard when he fell from the scaffold.
The plaintiff brought the case against the owner of the building alleging that they violated Labor Law 240(1) which states that: “owners and general contractors, and their agents, have a nondelegable duty to provide safety devices necessary to protect workers from risks inherent in elevated work sites.”
On September 18, 2019, the Appellate Division determined that the owner is 100% at fault for the accident because he violated the Labor Law of the State of New York.
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