This case involves a general contractor that hired a team of stonemasons to conduct repair work on a museum building that was a historical landmark. The masons were removing old stone blocks around the window according to blueprints and replacing them with new ones. One of the masons removed a middle block causing several blocks which should have stayed in place to drop. Another mason attempted to prevent the block from falling, but the block dropped on the plaintiff’s head causing him severe brain trauma and facial injuries. It was alleged that the general contractor’s failure to comply with critical aspects of state industrial code caused the tragic accident.