MR. IRA SLAVIT: The reality is that at almost all construction sites, workers are exposed to the hazard of falling due to holes in floors, not having open sides on scaffolds or other places, or openings in walls. Sometimes a very simple thing, such as a net or a covering can avoid a problem for an injured worker.
Also, if it's an elevation related risk, New York law provides absolute liability against the owner and the general contractor. Contact Levine & Slavit should we be able to be of more assistance to you or you would just like to get more information.
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