Real Estate Weekly: Industry Hails Effort to Re-Write Scaffold Law

“A decades-long effort to resolve what’s been called “the most significant issueˮ facing New York State’s construction industry, could be in sight.

Upstate Congressman John Faso last week announced the introduction new legislation called the “Infrastructure Expansion Act,” to relieve what he called the negative effects of the State’s Scaffold Law.

Otherwise known as Labor Law 240, the law puts absolute liability for workersʼ injured in a worksite fall on contractors and property owners when it is found that proper safety measures weren’t in place.”

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