Falling Object Liability

, New York Law Journal


In his Construction Accident Litigation column, Brian J. Shoot writes: Per a Court of Appeals decision rendered earlier this year, Labor Law §240(1) applies only if the plaintiff demonstrates that the object that fell was being hoisted or secured at the time it fell, or "required securing for the purposes of the undertaking." The first option is simple enough. But when does an object "require securing"? For that matter, what is the pertinent "undertaking"?

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Originally appeared in print as Falling Object Liability: 'For the Purposes of the Undertaking'

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