The Steadfast Scaffold Law

City & State recently published an article spotlight focused on the Scaffold Law reform efforts.

See excerpt:

“New York’s Scaffold Law, a provision that was put in place decades ago to protect workers at construction sites, has divided state lawmakers for years.

The law, known as Labor Law 240, holds construction companies and developers fully liable whenever a worker is hurt in a “gravity-related” accident, unless every precaution was taken to protect the worker. Even if a worker is partially responsible for the injury, the company is considered to be fully responsible in such cases, resulting in substantial settlement payments that drive up insurance costs.”

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