Occonor v Tulip Homes
A construction site injury involving the improper use of a ladder and failure to monitor the construction site. The defendant was the general contractor who claimed no knowledge or legal responsibility of the dangerous work site conditions which contributed to Mr. Occonor's fall through an open hole in the floor while tumbling off a ladder suffering serious and permanent injuries. Plaintiff was able to demonstrate that the close relationship between the general and sub contractor for which Mr. Occonor worked suggested that the general both knew and had an opportunity to intervene yet failed to do so. Settlement of 1.6 million(2008).