The NYC Special Riggers Association continues working on our industry’s behalf for common sense reforms, including requesting that Governor Cuomo issue a moratorium on the “absolute liability” provisions of the Scaffold Law. We know how important such a change would be to our industry. Please see below an article from the NY Real Estate Journal highlighting our actions.
You can find the letter signed by the NYCSRA, Lawsuit Reform Alliance, REBNY and others here. Lastly, if you’d like to send a message to the Governor and your representatives in the NYS Assembly and Senate, you can do so by clicking here.
Scaffold Law Reform Coalition and the New York City Special Riggers Association request moratorium on Scaffold Law as state strives to reopen
June 21, 2020 - Design / Build New York, NY With the renewal of construction activity across the state, the Scaffold Law Reform Coalition (SLRC) and the New York City Special Riggers Association (NYCSRA) have sent an appeal to governor Andrew Cuomo asking him to use his executive authority to issue a moratorium on the “absolute liability” provisions of the “anachronistic and inequitable” Scaffold Law. This statute, comprised of New York Labor Law sections 240/241 and commonly known as the Scaffold Law, holds contractors and property owners absolutely liable for any elevation-related injuries sustained by a worker, regardless of the worker’s gross negligence. The NYCSRA has been working with the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of NY to support Scaffold Law Reform. Please click here to read the full article.