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Will recent court opinion place new limits on Scaffold Law?

According to a recent, yep sharply divided, opinion issued by the New York Court of Appeals -- the state's highest court -- employers may not be automatically liable for injuries when construction workers suffer falls on the worksite.

Are New York construction safety laws at risk?

Last month, we told you about new legislation that, if passed, would create additional exceptions to New York's Scaffolding Law -- meaning many construction workers would have fewer legal options if they are injured on the jobsite while working at great heights.

3 reasons why New York needs to keep its Scaffolding Law

Construction workers in New York are protected by the state's Scaffolding Law -- otherwise known as New York Labor Law §240. Specifically, this law holds property owners and contractors liable for worker injuries when they fail to provide proper safety equipment, including properly installed scaffolding.

Will lawmakers change New York's Scaffolding Law this year?

Given that New York has one of the toughest scaffolding laws in the country, it is no surprise that many business associations, property owners and large contractors are constantly trying to get this law amended or eliminated, particularly since it has the potential to impact their bottom line. This year, however, they might get their wish as lawmakers recently introduced legislation that will, if passed, change this century-old law.

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