Critics say it's time NY ends 1885 Scaffold Law

Associated Press
Critics say it's time NY ends 1885 Scaffold Law

FILE- In this June 18, 2013, file photo, contractors take down the scaffolding on the North Tower of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. There is a renewed push to scrap a unique New York state law that makes property owners and contractors liable for most “gravity-related” injuries to workers on construction sites. Some government agencies and contractors say the 1885 Scaffold Law doubles the cost of insurance compared to other states, often adding hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars to the cost of a large construction project. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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