2nd Circ. Revives Injured Worker's 'Scaffold Law' Suit

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Friday revived a demolition worker’s suit seeking to hold Morton International Inc. liable for on-the-job injuries he suffered when a 2,000-pound object fell on him at Morton’s salt mine under New York’s “scaffold law,” citing the New York Court of Appeals’ 2011 Wilinski decision.

A three-judge panel vacated a New York federal court’s November 2010 decision to boot Michael Steinman’s suit in granting Morton and Steinman’s employer, Merz Metal & Machine Corp., summary judgment on grounds that Steinman was precluded from recovery...
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