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Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley

Section 240 of the New York Labor Law was enacted over a hundred years ago in response to the Legislature’s concern over unsafe conditions that beset employees who worked at height-related worksites. The Law obligates property owners and general contractors to protect workers engaged in the “erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing of a building or structure.” See N.Y. Lab. Law §240 (McKinney 1986).

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