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NYC construction worker falls 15 floors to his death

November 30, 2022


The worker was employed by local scaffolding company Rennon Construction, and the general contractor on the site is Brooklyn-based exterior restoration company J&S Waterproofing, DOB spokesperson Ryan Degan told Construction Dive. Any additional action beyond the stop work order will depend on an ongoing investigation.

New York’s unique Scaffold Law places the full liability on contractors and owners when a construction worker falls while not wearing proper safety equipment. The law is decried by employer groups who say it unreasonably inflates liability costs.

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