Controversial Scaffold Law in New York Under Critical Eye
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health published findings on worksite safety in the state based on a year of data and research that comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the New York City Department of Buildings.
This study found that the state as a whole had a higher fatality rate than New York City.
The NYC Scaffold Safety Law requires contractors to provide all of their workers with proper safety equipment while they are working on high-rises. This law says that if a worker doesn’t receive this safety equipment and ends up injured that the employer will be held completely responsible for the accident.
Many large companies, as well as insurance companies, have tried to get this Scaffold Safety Law repealed for many years. But, according to OSHA findings, this law seems to be decreasing deaths to construction workers in NYC.
If you were injured in a workplace accident because your employer failed to meet safety requirements, you could have a personal injury claim. You could be eligible to receive financial compensation for your injuries. If you have questions about your claim and what to do next, contact Frekhtman & Associates today. You can get a hold of us by calling (212) 222-1111.
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