Labor Law §240: Was Plaintiff Injured While Performing a Protected Activity on a “Building or Structure?”

While most of us think we know a Labor Law §240 case when we see one, in certain circumstances, the issue of whether the allegedly protected work at issue was being performed on a “building or structure” can be easily overlooked but must be judiciously examined.  Although case law appears to define the term “building” … Read more

Plate Structures

Plate structures are rigid, planar, usually monolithic structures that disperse applied loads in a multidirectional pattern, with the loads generally following the shortest and stiffest routes to the supports. A common example of a plate structure is a reinforced concrete slab. A plate can be envisioned as a series of adjacent beam strips interconnected continuously … Read more