Sullivan Papin Block Mcgrath and Cannavo P.C. acquired a $1,875,000 settlement during the damages trial for a 41-year old member of the Bricklayers Union who was injured while re-pointing the façade of a luxury high-rise building in New York City. The worker was not provided with a scaffold that could be lowered to ground level nor a safety line or anchor point to tie on to as he was attempting to use a fire escape ladder. The plaintiff and his co-workers had to use a second-floor fire escape ladder to transfer to an A-frame ladder in order to get to the ground. As the plaintiff stepped on to the fire escape ladder, it gave way and free fell with him on it. As a result, the plaintiff fell to the ground and suffered a fractured ankle necessitating multiple surgical procedures and extensive rehabilitation. The plaintiff was able to go back to work as a bus driver but, due to the nature of his injuries, he could no longer work as a bricklayer.
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