New York Law Journal: An Opening in Labor Law 240

The New York Law Journal published an article this week written by Senior Vice President Claims for Aon Construction Services Group, Julian D. Ehrlich. The piece focused on the current confusion in the courts regarding partial falls through small holes and the application of the Scaffold Law.

“Recently, a long-simmering rift has widened within the Appellate Divisions regarding the application of Labor Law §240 to the common worksite accident scenario where a portion, but not all, of a worker’s body falls through an opening.

Under strikingly similar factual scenarios in which workers walking on top of rebar grids partially slipped into 12-inch by 12-inch openings, the First and Second Departments reached opposite conclusions.”

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