The Plaintiff was looking over the side of a dumpster for scrap wood to use in his work when without having any warning flags erected, or having a safety spotter, roofers threw a several hundred pound metal frame off the roof toward the dumpster where instead of landing in the dumpster, it landed on plaintiff’s hand which was located on the top edge of the one side of the dumpster.
The Plaintiff suffered an injury to two fingers on his hand that required emergency surgery and follow-up surgery, as well. He lost time from work during this treatment, but was able to return to his job as an ironworker. Defendants claimed that he never should have been looking into the dumpster and that they followed safety requirements for throwing debris off the roof. Through numerous depositions and the use of safety experts, the plaintiff showed that it is customary for workers to find materials in dumpsters and showed that the defendant roofing company violated numerous safety rules.
In addition, the plaintiff showed that the general contractor on this site failed to ensure that the roofers were following safe practices for removal of debris. Our firm represented the plaintiff in the lawsuit, as well as his worker’s compensation case against his employer for the on-site job injuries and a successful settlement was obtained in both.
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