Aug 31, 2013
Las Cruces Sun-News
Critics say it's time NY ends 1885 Scaffold Law
Years before skyscrapers, when New York City's tallest building was still the 281-foot spire of Wall Street's historic Trinity Church, state lawmakers passed the Scaffold Law, which made property owners and contractors liable for most "gravity-related" injuries to workers on construction sites.
Flash Flood Warning and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings
Severe storm capable of producing quarter size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60mph was located near Fredonia and moving east at 40mph.