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New York Scaffolding Law Defended by Ironworker

New York Construction Lawyers Block O’Toole & Murphy stay on top of all of the developments in the law that relate to New York construction workers. The New York Labor Law, often referred to as ‘The Scaffold Law‘, the law that protects New York construction workers, is often under attack by special interest groups that want to limit worker protection and safety. These groups want to reduce the protections the law provides because they believe a change will represent an increase in profits for developers, contractors and building owners. One thing is clear, any change will increase work related injuries and death.

The link below will take you to an editorial written by a union ironworker that serves as a well-written defense of the laws protecting construction workers. The law is particularly important to ironworkers, a profession that is exposed to some of the most dangerous duties at construction sites. The editorial also debunks some of the myths that are often accentuated by the opponents of the law.

The New York Labor Law keeps workers safe and holds those that violate the safety laws accountable. The law works, as evidenced by New York’s strong safety record at construction sites. Marginalizing the law will only put hardworking women and men’s lives at risk.

Block O’Toole & Murphy have a long and proud history of fighting for injury construction workers. Our track record of verdicts and settlements illustrates our commitment to helping injured workers. If you or a loved one has been injured at a construction site, it is important that you have an experienced construction injury attorney. If you are interested in learning more about the construction accident attorneys at Block O’Toole & Murphy, please review our firm website at

Source:, “Scaffold Law protect New York workers: Commentary,” Jun. 7, 2013.