Commercial property owners must make sure all workers on their property are protected from falling objects during construction or demolition. During demolition of a warehouse in Fishkill, in Dutchess County, the warehouse owner did not require the appropriate safety device be used when removing steel beams weighing 600 pounds. As a result, one of the beams fell off a forklift and struck our client in the knee. Our 54-year-old client was a laborer and the beam broke his leg. He required two surgeries. Partner Elyssa Fried De-Rosa conducted an immediate investigation and was able to secure critical evidence to support the claim. Senior Trial Partner George Levy aggressively presented the case which was ultimately settled at a mediation for $1,150,000.