LRANY Video Series: The ‘Scaffold Law’

This week, to continue the LRANY video series, we bring to you a video on the New-York-only ‘Scaffold Law’.  This antiquated law currently holds contractors and property owners 100 percent liable for elevation related construction injuries, regardless of the workers’ negligence.

It is past time that our legislature make reasonable reforms to this clearly unbalanced law; S.111 (Gallivan)/A.3104 (Morelle) would create comparative negligence standard, in which a worker’s own negligence, intoxication, or refusal to use safety equipment may be admitted as evidence in court. This would stimulate job creation, improve workplace safety, and reduce the burden on the state and its taxpayers.

Click here for more information on the ‘Scaffold Law’.