This case takes place in New York and involves a construction worker who was killed while working on a building facade. The defendant hired an outside corporation to install scaffolding equipment around the exterior of the building that the defendant was restoring, in order to facilitate extensive aesthetic changes to the building’s facade. The decedent was required to climb on the scaffolding equipment to perform bricklaying services on the building. During the course of his duties, a large amount debris fell from a high floor on the building, striking the decedent and the scaffolding. The scaffolding was unable to sustain the impact from the falling debris, and quickly collapsed, killing the construction worker and resulting in several serious injuries to others.