Construction Committee News
January 17, 2013
Scaffold Law Reform Day at the Capitol
On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 8:30 to 2:00 p,m., in Albany, we will be joining with a coalition led by the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY) to urge legislators to amend the state’s scaffold law.
New York Labor Law Sections 240/241, commonly called the “Scaffold Law,” holds contractors and property owners absolutely liable for any elevation related injuries sustained by a worker, regardless of the worker’s own negligence. New York is the only state in the nation which still has such a law.
Join us on February 12th to urge our state legislators to implement sensible reforms to the scaffold law. Teams will be formed, appointments will be made, scaffold law material will be provided and breakfast will be served. All you need to do is join us for the day!