About two weeks ago we shared a great piece written by Bill Hammond of the New York Daily News about the New York-only Scaffold Law and its high cost to taxpayers. In response to a rebuttal from a New York union leader, today Bill Hammond has set the record straight.
An excerpt from the article:
“New York’s labor-union-trial-lawyer industrial complex did not appreciate my column from two weeks ago.
In that piece, I pointed out that replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge will likely cost hundreds of millions more than necessary because of outmoded state laws.
Chief among the culprits: the so-called “scaffold law,” which holds owners and contractors strictly liable for injuries due to falls during construction — no matter who was actually at fault.”
To Learn more about the Scaffold Law and how you can help, visit www.ScaffoldLaw.org!