Reform is needed to the state’s scaffold law, argue Reverend Andre DeGraff, first vice president of 100 Black Men, and Louis Coletti, the president and CEO of the Building Trades Employers Association in an opinion piece in Crain’s. [more]
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New York’s so-called scaffold law, which holds contractors and property owners liable for any worker falls for which they are at least partially at fault, isn’t changing anytime soon.
Critics of the law, officially known as Labor Law 240, have for years angled to change the law so that workers who contribute to gravity-related incidents in any way also share liability. [more]
Developer Uri Kaufman lambasted the state’s real estate regulations in a rant last week to reporters that asked what he would do to stimulate business in New York if he was governor for a day.
Kaufman told reporters the state could do without certain restrictions on the industry, including the scaffold law, which holds builders liable for workers that are injured at high elevations. See video after the jump.