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new york contractors pushing for repeal of unique scaffold law

— February 12, 2013

New York has an old and somewhat unique law that holds a variety of parties responsible whenever anyone is injured on a scaffold.  Not surprisingly, contractors want it repealed:

Mike Elmendorf, president of the state Association of General Contractors, says more than 150 people from across New York will be at the state Capitol Tuesday to advocate for reforming the 19th-century law that holds property owners, employers and contractors responsible for all damages in elevation-related injuries that occur at job sites, even if the worker is found to be at fault.

Source: WRGB-TV Channel 6 News :: News – Top Stories – Groups pushing for reform of NY’s `Scaffold Law’

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