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New York’s Scaffold Law: The Critical Protection for Construction Workers

Construction remains one of the most inherently dangerous jobs in America. According to the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 20.3 percent of worker fatalities in 2013 were in construction. The leading cause of worker deaths on a construction site was falls, followed by struck by objects, electrocution and caught in-between. These are known as

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The New York Scaffolding Law Is Favorably Applied to GLK Case Involving a Movie Set Under Construction

Section 240 of the New York Labor Law, known as the “Scaffolding Law,” imposes absolute liability for elevation-related injuries on contractors and property owners engaged in construction. The Scaffolding Law holds owners, contractors and their agents responsible for providing necessary equipment to keep workers safe from on-site falls. Since the enactment of the original Section

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The Continuing Fight Over New York’s Scaffold Law

Construction remains one of the nation’s most dangerous occupations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls from heights account for approximately one-third of construction fatalities. From 2009 to 2011, more than 100 construction-related fatalities were reported in New York alone. While New York construction workers face a real danger every day they go

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