On 10/16/2002, $437,500 settlement plus reduction of workers’ compensation lien from $118,000 to $59,000 for a 55-year-old sheet metal mechanic and AC installer who fell from a ladder while installing ceiling duct work sustaining a fracture of L2 vertebra with displacement of fragment not requiring surgery. Partial Summary Judgment on liability under Labor Law §240(1) had previously been granted on motion.