This case involves a thirty-four-year-old male construction worker who was injured in a crane accident. The project occurred at the construction site of a major hospital in Manhattan. At the time of the incident, the plaintiff was installing a piece of scaffolding located beneath the path of the crane’s boom. The crane operator proceeded to lift a steel I-Beam and move it into place. The cable that was connected to the crane suddenly snapped and caused the steel I-Beam to fall. The steel I-Beam fell approximately two stories and crushed both of the plaintiff’s legs. As a result of the injuries the plaintiff suffered, he was unable to return to work for eleven months and requires a projection of lost wages.