Center for an Urban Future: Repeal Scaffold Law

In a report released today entitled Caution Ahead: Overdue Investments for New York’s Aging Infrastructure, the Center for and Urban Future calls on Albany to repeal the antiquated Scaffold Law to help address New York City’s critical infrastructure vulnerabilities. The report concluded that,

“Albany elected officials should repeal the nation’s last remaining “Scaffold Law,” which significantly inflates insurance costs compared to other states. The Scaffold Law holds builders responsible for “elevation related” injuries regardless of fault. Determining compensation based on comparative liability, as is done in most other states across the country, could save agencies like the School Construction Authority tens of millions of dollars in insurance premiums every year.”

Read the full report here

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