Should construction workers hurt in falls be liable if they’re to blame? Law says no, Johnson says yes. – silive.com

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CITY HALL — As part of his work to reform the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is targeting New York’s Scaffold Law, which some say significantly boosts the insurance costs for transportation projects.

The law — enacted in 1885 — holds employers responsible for ensuring that safety equipment is properly deployed for those working at dangerous heights, and fully liable if an employee is injured from a related fall.

via Should construction workers hurt in falls be liable if they’re to blame? Law says no, Johnson says yes. – silive.com.