NYS Construction Workers are Covered under the "Scaffolding Law"

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NYS Construction Workers are Covered under the "Scaffolding Law"

In NYS many construction workers are injured as a result of a fall from a height, while in the course of their employment. Their injuries are covered under Section 240 of the NYS Labor Law also commonly referred to as the "Scaffolding Law".

Basically, the law states that workers who perform work at heights, must kept safe from injuries. The responsible parties for workers safety are:

  • The Construction Company
  • The Contractor and or Sub-Contractor who are working on the property
  • As well as the Property Owner.

Safety measures must be adhered to at all times. If a worker is injured as a result of a fall and it is proven that the proper safety measures necessary to keep the worker safe were not followed by the responsible parties, then they will be held accountable for the injuries sustained by the worker.

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