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Summer alas has flown, and we are now moving into the fall, with winter and its cruel conditions just over the horizon. Working in winter weather presents real challenges in terms of safety, and you need to plan ahead.
Section 220 of the Labor Law not only provides the Department of Labor with an administrative remedy against the contractor, but it also provides the workers with a direct right of action.
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 subcontractor has no direct contractual relationship with a project owner; that relationship is between the general contractor and the owner. Accordingly, the subcontractor cannot sue the owner directly if it sustains money damages caused by the owner.