Blysma v. J.V. Warren, 296 A.D.2d 637, 744 N.Y.S.2d 564, 2002 N.Y. Slip Op. 05732, N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., Jul 03, 2002
Appellate Division reversed Supreme Court's denial of defendant's motion for summary judgment holding that (1) stairway was not passageway or other working surface within meaning of statute governing workers' safety for demolition, construction, and excavation work, and thus county and county sewer district were not liable for employee's injuries, and (2) contractor did not have sufficient control over renovation job site to give rise to liability.