New York Labor Law 240
N.Y. Labor Law 240, also referred to as the Scaffold Law, provides protections to those workers who work at a height and get injured or when an object fell from a height and injured them. According to the recent statistics from OSHA, there is a 47% chance that a construction worker will get killed at a construction site by either a fall or an object falling on them. This law exists to protect workers from gravity-related risks, such as having to work on unsafe scaffolding or ladders and to prevent falls. It also mandates that workers be protected from falling construction materials. This law holds the owners and general contractors strictly liable if a worker was not provided with protective equipment. This law exists to protect workers from having to work on unsafe scaffolding or ladders and prevent falls.