All constructions sites are dangerous, even when they are below ground. Our client was laying pipe in a ditch in Middletown that was dug by another sub-contractor. The general contractor failed to follow the proper building codes and shore up the walls of the ditch. While our client was in the ditch doing his job the walls collapsed, crushing him. While all of the defendants blamed our client, claiming he should have known better and asked for support structures, we were able to overcome these arguments and obtain a $2,800,000 settlement for the worker’s family. The case was handled by Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein and Senior Trial Partner George Levy.