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Derdiarian v. Felix Contracting Corp.
Citation:51 N.Y.2d 308, 414 N.E.2d 666 (1980)
A driver who forget to take their medication suffered an epileptic seizure and drove through a wooden barricade into a worksite, hitting Derdiarian (plaintiff) who was installing a gas main. The plaintiff was knocked into the air and boiling liquid enamel splatter onto him. The plaintiff sued the contractor of the worksite, Felix Contracting Corporation (defendant), arguing that the defendant had installed inadequate safety precautions around the worksite.
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