A Local 74 Union Carpenter recovered $780,000.00 after suffering a herniated disk which resulted from a work related accident.
- The Case
The carpenter was carrying 4×8 plywood sheets in heavy winds. The wind twisted the plywood leading to the back injury.
- In Depth Look
Attorneys from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates argued the general contractor should have stopped the work due to the high wind conditions, as the plywood sheets act like a sail.
The defendant argued that the carpenter should have had a second person help him carry the plywood if it was too heavy and that carrying plywood was common in the industry and not negligent.
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