Presented by: Richard T. Ward III
May 30, 2018 at the offices of
Welby, Brady & Greenblatt, LLP
Asphalt is used extensively in roofing, waterproofing, and, above all, of course, in roadway construction. The two primary safety issues associated with asphalt products are the danger of burns, and dangers from respiratory or skin exposure to the product and its fumes.
A Joint Presentation with Anchin - presenting on the impact of the 2017 Federal Tax Reform Act on those who work in the construction industry and those who advise them.
Job-related fatalities in New York City are not constant from year to year (there were 191 such deaths in 1993, and just 56 in 2013) but, year after year, construction-related injuries and deaths run ahead of transportation deaths as the #1 and #2 causes of workplace mayhem.
A contractor who fails to complete performance by a fixed time set forth in the contract will be liable to the owner for the damages caused by the delay. Damages may be recovered by the owner via a liquidated damages provision in which the contractor is liable for a fixed sum for each day that the work is not finished.