No Letting Go: Business Embraces Scaffold Law Reform

This week, Insurance News Net’s Mark Lungariello reported that New York’s construction and business groups are nor giving up on the fight to reform the Scaffold Law.

“New York construction and business groups are continuing the fight to repeal or amend the state’s Scaffold Law despite the increasing likelihood they are fighting a losing battle.

The law, put in place to protect workers from unsafe conditions at work sites, was passed in 1885, when modern construction techniques meant taller buildings – and as a result, an increasing danger of high-altitude accidents. Opponents criticize the law, which they say increases the cost of any project due to a provision that holds construction companies and property owners 100 percent liable for “gravity-related” injuries at a worksite.”

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