Watertown Daily News – Time for a Touch Up: State Should Revise its Scaffold Law to Save Taxpayer Money

The Watertown Daily News Editorial Board published an article favoring Scaffold Law reform for relief for northern New York businesses.

An Excerpt:

“The state Scaffold Law costs New York taxpayers about $785 million each year, despite the fact that the average number of incidents involving scaffold-related injuries has declined.

It’s also increasing the cost of constructing the new Tappan Zee Bridge by between $200 million and $400 million. The law adds as much as $10,000 to the costs of building a new home.

These are a few of the facts presented on www.ScaffoldLaw.org, a project of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York. The Scaffold Law is one of those statutes that, while prime for revision, seems untouchable.”

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