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    :: Friday, July 11, 2008 ::

    New York Personal Injury Law Firm Explains Three Things Building Owners Must Know About the New York "Scaffold Law" - GLK via PRWeb
    According to a decision recently handed down by the New York Court of Appeals (Sanatass et al., v Consolidated Investing Company, Inc. et. al., ), building owners will be held liable for any accidents, whether or not they authorized that construction, whether or not a tenant violated the lease in doing so. One law that addresses construction site safety is Labor Law Section 240. Also known as the "scaffold law," it is imperative that building owners know it well.

    "No longer can a building owner plead ignorance when work is being done at an elevated height on his or her property," says Jeff Korek, Partner in the New York personal injury law firm Gersowitz, Libo & Korek and New York Trial Lawyers Association President. "So building owners need to better understand this law, especially three key points."
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