Morrison Mahoney Of Counsel Doug McInnis recently won a summary judgment motion in a liability case where the plaintiff sustained catastrophic injuries after he fell approximately 18 feet off of a vertical reciprocating conveyor (VRC) while he was accepting a freight delivery for his employer. Through discovery Doug was able to ascertain that a mandated safety gate had been removed by the plaintiff’s employer because the gate sensor would cause the VRC to stall. The motion was obtained on the grounds that the plaintiff had inadequate evidence that the defendant, an elevator maintenance service, had a duty to warn the plaintiff of the dangers nor negligently maintained the subject VRC as the defendant’s technicians performed a one-time service almost two years before the plaintiff’s accident, at which time the safety gates on the VRC were still intact and had passed two state inspections.