DeStefano v. Amtad N.Y – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In DeStefano v. Amtad N.Y., 269 AD2d 229, 703 N.Y.S.2d 34 (1st Dept 2000), the plaintiff; an electrician, was assigned to turn on the power at the construction site before the other trades arrived, and was the first person to enter the site on the morning of the accident (id.).

The First Department held that the plaintiff "had no Cause of action under Labor Law § 241 (6) and 12 NYCRR 23-1.7 (d) absent any evidence tending to show that 'someone within the chain of the construction project' had notice of the overnight accumulation of snow on the ramp on which he slipped" (id.).