Daily Freeman:Reform ‘Scaffold Law’

Today, The Daily Freeman shared a letter written by LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, this letter is following Governor Cuomo’s recent tour of the state-funded economic development projects in the Mid-Hudson.  Tom explains the how this funding is partially wasted due to the ‘Scaffold Law’.

An excerpt:

“Dear Editor:

Gov. Cuomo’s recent tour of the state-funded economic development projects in the Mid-Hudson was a welcome reaffirmation of his administration’s commitment to New York. However, the state’s investment in the region could have a much farther reach were it not for an outdated and costly law.

It is Labor Law 240, also known as the Scaffold Law, which automatically holds contractors and property owners fully liable in lawsuits for elevation-related accidents, even if the worker was intoxicated or ignoring safety training. Not surprisingly, New York is the only state to have such a law.”

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