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Fire Ravages and Destroys Brand New Building in Boston

On June 28, 2017, a fire destroyed a brand new, unoccupied building in Boston, MA. Like many other buildings, the Ashmont building was constructed out of “lightweight” wooden building materials. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and there was a sprinkler system installed in the building, which was slated to be activated the…

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New York’s “Scaffolding Law” can be difficult to navigate

New York Labor Law 240, also known as the “Scaffolding Law” states, in part: “All contractors and owners and their agents, except owners of one and two-family dwellings who contract for but do not direct or control the work, in the erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing of a building or structure shall furnish…