The First Department, reversing Supreme Court, determined defendants’ motion for summary judgment on the Labor Law 241(6) causes of action should not have been granted. There were questions of fact whether the Industrial Code provisions re: debris in passageways and keeping equipment in good repair were violated. Plaintiff was injured when a wheeled dumpster allegedly tipped over:
Plaintiff’s claim premised upon § 23-1.7(e)(2), which concerns debris in passageways, is viable because the area where the accident occurred was a passageway for the purposes of that provision … . The provision applies not just when loose debris causes a direct trip and fall, but also in circumstances similar to those involved here … .
With regard to § 23-1.28(b), which pertains to hand-propelled vehicles, and § 23-1.5(c), which prohibits use of machinery or equipment that is not in good repair and safe working condition, defendants failed to make a prima facie showing that the wheeled dumpster was not defective … . Sancino v Metropolitan Transp. Auth., 2020 NY Slip Op 03615, First Dept 6-25-20