BREAKING GROUND

Trends In New York Construction Law

19
AUG
2015

Stuck On You: Is a Ladder Permanently Affixed to a Building a Safety Device or an Appurtenance Under Labor Law § 240(1)?

Labor Law 240(1) applies, as we all know, to certain safety devices enumerated in the statute.  The statute covers ladders, scaffolding, hoists, as well as “other devices”, an ambiguous term that the Courts have used to include all sorts of equipment.  In contrast, courts have...