Construction accident lawyers say it’s okay to sue for damages when they witness a construction worker taking a construction simulator on a construction site.
In a ruling on Monday, a U.S. District Court in Manhattan ruled that a construction accident lawyer should be able to sue an employee for $1 million in damages for taking a simulator during construction.
A trial on the case is scheduled for April 24.
The lawsuit comes after an Associated Press investigation in October found that construction workers were taking the simulator during work, potentially exposing themselves to hazardous materials and posing a threat to workers and their safety.
A lawyer representing the workers said that the company had been informed that the simulator was illegal and that it would have to refund the $1,000 it had paid the lawyer for it.
The lawyer for the workers, David Koehler, told the AP that the legal case was “completely frivolous” and that the workers “are just trying to do their jobs.”
Koehler said the workers were “really just trying” to “get along.”
“They didn’t even know that they were taking a machine,” he said.
“We’re going to continue to fight this and we’re going get it right.
It’s going to be a really good victory for our client.”
The Associated Press reached out to Koeler for comment, but his attorney did not respond.