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September 17, 2020
Westchester County Bar Association
The first scaffold law was enacted in 1885 for the protection of those working at heights in New York City, as there was widespread concern regarding conditions they faced and the many injuries and deaths that were occurring to construction laborers. Newspapers published several articles attesting to the frequency of injuries caused by rickety and defective scaffolds. Through legislative enactments and amendments, the Legislature looked to employers (and later, contractors and owners) as the entities best able to control the workplace and provide for its safety, casting them in liability for their failure to obey the law.Expand summary
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