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Posted on Sep 26, 2020

Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. | Bronx Personal Injury Law Firm

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found that 33% of all construction fatalities are from falls and another 22% are from being struck by an object. These hazards can be prevented and guarded against under New York Stateโ€™s Scaffold Law.

Question: What is the Scaffold Law and how does it affect safety at construction sites in New York?

Answer: Labor Law Section 240, the Scaffold Law, requires building owners and general contractors to provide workers proper scaffolds, hoists, harnesses, and other appropriate work site safety and equipment. If a construction worker is injured because the owner or general contractor failed to provide safety equipment, then the owner or contractor can be held responsible.

Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C.
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The Bronx, NY 10461
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