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Cuomo Should Push To Reform Scaffold Law

February 18, 2013

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plumber

Mar-04-13 5:08 PM

I LOVE CATHY YOUNG !

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CREDENCE

Feb-21-13 8:55 AM

this letter doesn't seem to have much worth

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PhD1960

Feb-20-13 1:24 AM

Thank ewe (I submit , somewhat sheepishly) for detecting my extraneous letter. I was rong, but this should even things up!

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PhD1960

Feb-19-13 4:38 PM

That's what I get for typing with my elbows. (I tried toes once. Didn't work either.)

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DanNYC

Feb-19-13 2:53 PM

PhD, while I agree with you, I think you wrung that last bit of irony out of your rung comment. Yes, it's the wrung spelling.

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PhD1960

Feb-19-13 8:36 AM

Redbird, what would we call it, NEW New York? FYI, "necessity" was MY mother's invention. Now to the meat and potatoes: Why do people need scaffolds anyway? Even though the Constitution permits them, won't a ladder do just fine? Shouldn't ladders be restricted to just five wrungs? I am NOT going to say, "scaffolds don't kill people, people kill people." Nope, I'm not going to do it.

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Overdrive

Feb-18-13 11:27 PM

I don't think this is a left or right issue...it's a quirky NYS issue that should be fixed!

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redbird

Feb-18-13 7:39 PM

Scallywag All things in history started with an idea and the understanding that necessity is the mother of invention. Spread the word and we will see where it goes. We can get away from NYC if we band together and put the politicians in a spot where they are*******if they do and*******if they don't Accountablity is at hand here,not something the top brass isn't use to, coming from the joe smoe taxpayer.If you want to make an impact start going to your town meeting. you should make you voice and concerns to be known. LOOK LARGE,AIM SMALL this can happen and it will,but it has to start somewhere!!!!!!!

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SCALLYWAG

Feb-18-13 4:48 PM

Red bird I'm in. There are active groups with the same ideas

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redbird

Feb-18-13 10:19 AM

I apologize Brad for going off subject,and you are right. As a business owner myself I feel more and more like an indentured servant than a citizen in this state.All that is going on here is the state collecting very large sums of money,incurring vast amounts of interest money to fund a cesspool of corruption in Albany and New York City.Upstate needs to separate from this tyranny.I am willing to start this process,but i need a lot of help! Can't do it alone!!!!!!!!

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redbird

Feb-18-13 10:08 AM

50's for ever,, I will save you some time. Larry E. Ford wrote a great article about the history of West Virginia.Not many realize that the separatist movement started way back in 1776 when a group of settlers in Virginia and Pennsylvania petitioned the continental congress to form a new state called Westsylvania, the request was ignored. Those residing in eastern Virginia were mostly english. Where as in the western part of the state were predomintly german and scot-irish who had immigrated from pennsylvania and other northern states.The desire to secede was in motion long before the civil war,although it was a catalyst to help make it a reality.

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50s4ever

Feb-18-13 8:56 AM

Wow. Now I have to look it up to see if redbird's history is true. I always thought WVA existed because Va seceded from the union and couldn't stop it. NYC is to upstate as Philadelphia is to the rest of Pa.

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redbird

Feb-18-13 8:26 AM

We need to think outside the box to solve this on going problem that is the fleecing of upstate New York. As West Virginia did with Virginia, the constitution provides an avenue for upstate to secede from New York State.It starts with petitions being signed by upstate residents supporting this move. Yes the state has to approve it,as Virginia did for West Virginia. What choice did Virginia have? If Virginia had turned it down, the support West Virginia had in the State would have put the incumbents out the next election.We could get this done if we as western new yorkers would band together for the good of the good people of upstate.New York City Doesn't want us anymore than we want them!!!!!!!

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XJTownres

Feb-18-13 8:26 AM

I agree this is the most absurd law. A worker can drink a six pack of beer while working on a scaffold and fall off but the employer would be at fault under this law. Makes no sense

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duckster

Feb-18-13 8:13 AM

munch chomp slurp zzzz

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khulumzurug

Feb-18-13 5:57 AM

cuomo should be pushed out of office.

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Aaron1

Feb-18-13 5:13 AM

{Cuomo Chance continued} The governor has a rare opportunity to improve our economy, remove expensive mandates and save the state money all at no cost.

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Aaron1

Feb-18-13 5:11 AM

"It's not just contractors and property owners who are impacted by this law. Our school districts and local governments are similarly under threat. The largest scaffold law case in 2012 was against a school, and one of largest scaffold law cases in the past few years was against a municipality.When the state gets sued, taxpayers are forced to foot the bill. In the recent Kin vs. State of New York case, the court ruled against the state, even though the plaintiff used the wrong equipment.In any other state, the use of improper equipment would factor into the judgment, but because of New York's scaffold law, the state will be held fully liable.This year Sen. Gallivan has sponsored Senate Bill 111 proposing scaffolding law reform and we are happy to say our local senator, Cathy Young, has signed on as a cosponsor. The passage and signing of Senate Bill 111 by Gov. Cuomo will go a long way in reforming this outdated, unreasonable and costly law."

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Aaron1

Feb-18-13 5:08 AM

"It's not just contractors and property owners who are impacted by this law. Our school districts and local governments are similarly under threat. The largest scaffold law case in 2012 was against a school, and one of largest scaffold law cases in the past few years was against a municipality.When the state gets sued, taxpayers are forced to foot the bill. In the recent Kin vs. State of New York case, the court ruled against the state, even though the plaintiff used the wrong equipment.In any other state, the use of improper equipment would factor into the judgment, but because of New York's scaffold law, the state will be held fully liable.This year Sen. Gallivan has sponsored Senate Bill 111 proposing scaffolding law reform and we are happy to say our local senator, Cathy Young, has signed on as a cosponsor. The passage and signing of Senate Bill 111 by Gov. Cuomo will go a long way in reforming this outdated, unreasonable and costly law."

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