Wyoming County Board of Supervisors Files Resolution for Scaffold Law Reform

The Wyoming County Board of Supervisors joined the fight for Scaffold Law reform, filing a resolution for change:

• Resolution No. 5: Repeal of the state’s Scaffold Law or reform to include a pure standard of comparative negligence. The law currently imposes strict liability on employers and owners of buildings if a worker falls from any height. The law was first imposed in 1885 at a time when worker safety was largely neglected in New York State and modern safety equipment and scaffolding techniques did not exist. The state is the only one in the country to impose a construction law like the Scaffold Law. The Board of Supervisors is in support of Scaffold Law reform as well as “meaningful protection of construction workers”;

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