The plaintiff, a thirty-six-year-old male, was working on repairing windows damaged during Hurricane Sandy. During FEMA’s emergency response to mitigate the natural disaster, no one had attended to the windows. Because of the height of the damaged building, the construction company’s architect recommended scaffolding to repair the windows on the first eight floors. While the plaintiff attempted to repair the windows, however, the scaffolding collapsed. The plaintiff sustained a concussion, a broken ankle, and a broken arm.