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Construction worker's "common work area" injury claim summarily dismissed

In Cronk v. De Jager Construction, the Court of Appeals affirmed the summary disposition of an injury claim brought by a worker who struck his head on a ladder.  The worker claimed that his injury resulted from the general contractor's failure to safely maintain the common work area at the construction site.  Although the worker cited two MIOSHA regulations to support his claim that the stacked ladders on the site were a readily observable and avoidable danger, the Court ruled that there was insufficient evidence that the ladders were "stored," that they were "unsecure" or that they were a hazard.

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