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A Quick Glance at New York’s ‘Scaffold Law’ – Labor Law § 240

Our Albany construction accident lawyers give a quick glance at New York’s ‘Scaffold Law’.

The purpose of Labor Law §240 – New York’s “Scaffold Law” – is to ensure that proper safety devices are provided to workers who perform tasks in a location or in a manner in which they could fall from one level to another or be struck by an object that falls from one level to another. If you would like to read the plain text of Labor Law §240, click here.

In this section, we break down the text of the statute:

Who has a duty under the law?
Who does not have a duty under the law?
Who does the law protect?
What activities does the law cover?
What does the law require?
What are the law’s specific requirements for scaffolding or staging?
What type of scaffolding or staging does the law not cover?
How Can a New York Scaffold Accident Attorney Help You?

Contact a New York Scaffold Accident Attorney Today

If you have been injured at a construction site while engaged in activities covered under Labor Law §240, contact the attorneys of Powers & Santola, LLP, without delay.  We assist injured construction workers and their families in Albany, Syracuse and throughout the state of New York.

We can review and investigate your case and explain the options available to you for seeking a full and fair recovery. Simply call us or reach us through our online form.  Our initial consultations are always free.