A New York Construction Accident Lawyer Who Represents Injured Workers Tracking Developments in Construction Accident Law.

OSHA has joined together with the Iron Workers Union and Steel Erectors Association in Philadelphia to form a program to promote workplace safety and provide training with a particular emphasis on fall prevention. This came after the death of a 44-year old ironworker who fell five stories to his death while performing construction work at Temple University.

Workers at a heightNew York has an effective law (Labor Law section 240(1)) that protects workers from falling accidents because it assigns liability to building owners and general contractors for elevation-related injuries at construction sites regardless of their culpability. (Many do not know this, but employers cannot be sued because of the workers’ compensation bar).

The thrust of this law is to create an incentive for others aside from the employer, who in effect is immune from liability, to ensure that there is a safe workplace.

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