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APPELLATE VICTORY-SECOND DEPARTMENT – RICHMOND COUNTY
 
Saavedra v. 64 Annfield Court Corp., et al.
 

This case involved a fall by plaintiff from a makeshift scaffold he and a co-worker created. Plaintiff alleged a violation of Labor Law §240(1).  The Court below granted summary judgment to our client based on plaintiff’s failure to use a nearby available A-frame ladder and traditional scaffold.  The Appellate Court affirmed the decision, dismissing the action, stating that plaintiff’s actions were the sole proximate cause of his accident.