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How to Lower the Cost of Construction in New York? Demolish New York’s Scaffold Law

By: Don Rassiger, Esq.

Posted: February 20th, 2018

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It is absolutely time to revisit and revise New York State’s absolute liability standard imposed upon contractors and owners for construction-related accidents. New York Labor Law Sections 240 and 241, colloquially referred to as the “Scaffold Law,” impose a strict liability standard on contractors and owners for elevation/gravity related accidents.  Unlike other personal injury matters, […]

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