Insurance and construction industries are fighting to weaken or repeal the scaffolding law which protects workers from falling and getting injured or dying.
The law’s real name, Labor Law 240 is intended to protect workers from the number one cause of injury and death in the construction injury, falls from scaffolding. Under the law, owners of constructions companies are required to supply safety equipment to their workers. If the law is repealed, they would no longer be required by law to supply that equipment. The law is straightforward: