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Construction Accident and Labor Law Information

Monday, April 11th, 2011

From the Desk of Steve Barnes

In New York State, we have a statute that provides special legal protection to construction workers while working at an elevated height.  This statute is referred to as New York’s Labor Law.

New York’s Labor Law, also know as “Scaffold Law”, puts responsibility on project owners, general contractors, managers and other responsible parties to ensure a safe working environment.

Two reasons for this law are (1) serious and catastrophic injuries often result from elevated falls, and (2) construction workers rely on a third-party (general contractors, managers, etc.) to make sure the elevated work location is safe. (more…)