Our client was a union carpenter working on a luxury high rise building in Manhattan when his accident occurred. He was 12 feet above a concrete floor securing plywood to a deck platform when the beam he was standing on twisted, causing him to fall backwards onto the concrete. The beam had not been secured by the crew that built the platform, nor was any safety railing installed. The injuries our client sustained are permanent and life altering. He endured back surgery, and will have permanent pain, loss of range of motion, weakness, and the need to use a walking aid. His injuries will affect his ability to earn a living for the remainder of his working years.