Sidewalk Defect Turns into Labor Law Case
An average sidewalk defect turned into a construction labor law case after WMSC certified safety professionals investigated the case. The sidewalk defect included excessive slopes, abrupt transitions in levels and dangerous cracks, breaks and depressions that created a trap-like condition. Careful research revealed that heavy machinery from an adjacent construction site utilized the sidewalk/ramp to enter and exit the site, thereby tying this case to construction liability laws.
Issues: abrupt vertical transition, sidewalk defect caused by actual construction site
Date: November 2020