New York Considering Changing Scaffold Law

February 14, 2013
CDJ STAFF

Under current New York law, property owners, employers, and contractors are responsible for injuries that occur on scaffolding, even if the worker is found to be at fault. Now a coalition of construction and insurance firms and small business owners have gone to the state capital with hopes of changing the law. Mike Elmendord, president of the Associated General Contractors of New York State, said that the current law adds expense to every construction project in the state.



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