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What gravity can cost New York property owners

May 16, 2018

Understand your risks as a property owner when you hire a contractor for maintenance, renovations or construction.

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Property owners in New York who hire contractors for maintenance, renovations or construction may not realize they could be vulnerable to lawsuits under New York Labor Law Sections 240 and 241. These laws were enacted to protect workers from “height-related accidents,” which includes both workers falling and objects falling on workers.

This article explains why you need to understand these laws, offers some examples of what issues each law addresses, and presents some scenarios of potential liability for property owners.*