This case involves a construction worker who was severely and permanently injured after falling from scaffolding. On the date of the incident in question, the man was working as a stonemason on the restoration of an historic building in Maryland. The man was on scaffolding more than 30 feet from the ground assisting with the replacement of stone embellishment on the building’s exterior. Suddenly, a loose tarp was caught by a particularly strong wind and came loose, striking the man and causing him to fall from the scaffolding. The worker survived after an extended hospital stay, but was left profoundly and permanently injured. It was alleged that the general contractor in charge of the project failed to maintain a safe working environment.