November 18, 2003.
Order, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Stanley Green, J.), entered October 24, 2002, which granted the motion of defendant A.J. Pegno Construction for summary judgment on its claim for contractual indemnification from defendant Grace Industries, unanimously affirmed, with costs.
Peter H. Cooper, for defendant-respondent.
Arnold Stream, for defendant-appellant.
Before: Saxe, J.P., Sullivan, Rosenberger, Friedman, Gonzalez, JJ.
Plaintiff engineer was allegedly injured as he jumped out of the way of a backhoe operated by an employee of defendant subcontractor Grace Industries in connection with Grace's installation of a water main at a construction site. The subcontract pursuant to which Grace's work was performed provided that Grace would indemnify defendant contractor A.J. Pegno for liability arising from Grace's work or operations, irrespective of its fault. Since there is no evidence that plaintiff's accident was attributable to negligence on A.J. Pegno's part and it is clear that, to the extent the accident was caused by something other than plaintiff's own negligence, it arose out of Grace's work or operations, A.J. Pegno was properly awarded summary judgment on its claim for contractual indemnification (see Brown v. Two Exchange Plaza, 76 N.Y.2d 172, 180-181; Masciotta v. Morse-Diesel Intl., Inc., 303 A.D.2d 309).
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.