The Buffalo News: State’s Economic Development Effort is Helping Restore Enthusiasm in WNY

The buffalo news opinion writer covers the Scaffold Law in discussing economic development efforts:

“Similarly, the Legislature refuses to budge on the Scaffold Law, a punitive statute that automatically presumes contractors to be responsible when a worker falls from a height. Under its influence, contractors have no right in New York to mount a legal defense, regardless of how an employee might have contributed to his own injury. Around the country, only New York clings to this expensive, unjust practice. It sends insurance costs through the roof, which balloons the costs of construction and makes New York a place to avoid for many businesses.”

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