Stuck On You: Is a Ladder Permanently Affixed to a Building a Safety Device or an Appurtenance Under Labor Law § 240(1)?

Labor Law 240(1) applies, as we all know, to certain safety devices enumerated in the statute.  The statute covers ladders, scaffolding, hoists, as well as “other devices”, an ambiguous term that the Courts have used to include all sorts of equipment.  In contrast, courts have held that certain things used in connection with construction are … Read more