New York Law Journal: State Found Not Liable for Worker’s Injury on Cliff

A recent ruling by the state Court of Claims brought some sanity in not further expanding the already over stretched ‘Scaffold Law’. The New York Law Journal reports the ruling that the state will not be held liable for a workers injury from 200-foot-high Heldeberg Escarpment at John Boyd Thacher State Park, calling the the escarpment a ‘natural feature,’ not a building or structure with man-made enhancements. The fact that a cliff was even argued to be a ‘structure’ shows how broken the law really is.

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