Buffalo News: Unions start Scaffold Law protection push

With some business and other groups pushing for changes to a law they says drives up the cost of construction projects in New York, an organized push has begun by a group of unions and allies to keep the law intact.

At issue is the Scaffold law, which critics say makes construction companies and property owners liable for “gravity-related” injuries, such as falling off scaffolding, even if the worker is at fault. However, backers of the law, the provisions of which date back to the late 1800s, say it pushes contractors to have safer workplaces for construction industry employees.

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