$8.5 MILLION CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT FOR PARALYZED STONE MASON
A masonry crew in Central Pennsylvania was using a crank-up scaffold to erect a concrete block wall, with the scaffold being raised as the wall went up. In violation of safety standards, an extension ladder was being raised with the scaffold to provide access to the work platform. From the platform, the workers couldn’t see if the ladder’s safety latches were engaged. When a mason stepped onto the ladder, it collapsed and he fell to the ground, resulting in permanent disability. Mark LeWinter documented that this unsafe condition should have been corrected by the construction manager and secured a settlement of $8,500,000 that ensures the worker’s financial future.