12 Cited authorities

  1. Blake v. Neighborhood Hous. Serv. of N.Y.C.

    1 N.Y.3d 280 (N.Y. 2003)   Cited 1,467 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "an accident alone does not establish a Labor Law § 240 violation"
  2. Runner v. New York Stock Exchange

    2009 N.Y. Slip Op. 9310 (N.Y. 2009)   Cited 762 times   20 Legal Analyses
    Explaining that "[t]he breadth of the statute's protection has . . . been construed to be less wide than its text would indicate."
  3. Gordon v. Eastern Ry. Supply

    82 N.Y.2d 555 (N.Y. 1993)   Cited 785 times
    Holding that defendants were liable under Labor Law § 240 for plaintiffs fall and injury occasioned by an allegedly defective sandblaster where such injuries were the foreseeable result of the failure to provide plaintiff with a safe scaffold or ladder while sandblasted a railway car from a ladder
  4. Zimmer v. Performing Arts

    65 N.Y.2d 513 (N.Y. 1985)   Cited 922 times
    Holding that owners/contractors are liable under Labor Law section 240 where they failed to provide any safety devices for workers at a building site, and the absence of such devices is the proximate cause of injury to a worker"
  5. Klein v. City of New York

    89 N.Y.2d 833 (N.Y. 1996)   Cited 567 times
    In Klein, the plaintiff sustained injuries when he fell from a ladder that slipped out from underneath him because the floor had recently been flooded with a slick and greasy water, and a “film” or “ ‘gunk’ ” residue remained (id. at 834, 652 N.Y.S.2d 723, 675 N.E.2d 458).
  6. Salazar v. Novalex Contracting Corp.

    2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 8446 (N.Y. 2011)   Cited 99 times
    In Salazar, the Court of Appeals held that § 240(1) was inapplicable to an accident which occurred when the worker, while walking backwards across the floor and pulling concrete with a rake held in front of him, stepped into a trench.
  7. Striegel v. Hillcrest Heights Dev. Corp.

    100 N.Y.2d 974 (N.Y. 2003)   Cited 105 times
    In Striegel, the Court of Appeals concluded by stating: "In short, plaintiff was subject to an elevation-related risk while working on this particular roof, and he was not provided with any safety devices.
  8. Melber v. 6333 Main Street, Inc.

    91 N.Y.2d 759 (N.Y. 1998)   Cited 117 times
    In Melber, the plaintiff was standing on 42–inch stilts while installing metal studs in the top of a drywall (see id. at 761, 676 N.Y.S.2d 104, 698 N.E.2d 933).
  9. Hagins v. State of New York

    81 N.Y.2d 921 (N.Y. 1993)   Cited 87 times
    In Hagins, "[c]laimant was injured when he fell from the top of an unfinished abutment wall that rose some 15 feet above a road construction site."
  10. Klein v. City of New York

    222 A.D.2d 351 (N.Y. App. Div. 1995)   Cited 40 times

    December 28, 1995 Appeal from the Supreme Court, New York County (Jane Solomon, J.). This is a claim pursuant to Labor Law § 240 (1) in which plaintiff asserts that he was injured in a fall from a ladder while working in the north odor control room at the North River Pollution Plant, which is owned and operated by defendant City of New York. Plaintiff, employed as an electrician by third-party defendant Michael Mazzeo Electric Co., was using an ordinary extension ladder owned by the New York City