Daily News: LETTERS: Laws and Lives

Brooklyn: We all want to see New York thrive, but weakening critical workplace safety laws like the Scaffold Safety Law would only put the most vulnerable workers at risk (“Cure what ails New York, gov,” Column, Jan. 21).

As Fox News recently reported, deaths among Latino and immigrant construction workers are on the rise, even as they fall for other workers.

The Scaffold Safety Law creates a strong incentive to keep workers safe. It says that if those who control a worksite fail to follow commonsense rules, they can be held liable for the injuries they cause.

Without a strong Scaffold Safety Law, we’ll only see many more injured construction workers across New York — with Latino and immigrant workers most at risk. 

Josie Duffy, policy advocate Center for Popular Democracy

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