What obligations do contractors and property owners owe to construction employees?
Under Section 241-6 of the New York labor laws, property owners and contractors in control of a work site are required to provide a safe work environment and construction site for their employees. This responsibility cannot be delegated to another entity and requires that adequate safety equipment be supplied along with safe tools and appliances for all phases of work to be done. Failure in any of these responsibilities opens up the contractor or property owner to liability for injuries which are sustained as a direct result of their negligence.
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