Earlier today, a scaffolding collapsed in Binghamton. Several Syracuse roofers were injured.
Pursuant to the New York State Labor Laws, namely section 240(2), all “scaffolding” or “staging” more than twenty feet above the ground must be equipped with a safety rail or suitable material properly attached, bolted, braced, or otherwise secured, rising at least thirty-four inches above the floor or main portions of the scaffolding or staging. The safety rail must extend the entire length of the scaffolding, with no openings in the platform any larger than necessary for the delivery of materials. All scaffolding must be constructed to hold four times the maximum weight placed upon the scaffolding when it is in use.
While it is too early to determine why the Binghamton scaffolding collapse occurred, there are several potentially liable entities, including the property owner and contractors working on the jobsite. An OSHA investigation is underway.
The Bottar Leone, PLLC legal team has decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and resolving complex construction site accident cases. To discuss you potential case, contact us today at 1-800-336-5297 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.