NY Crane Rulings Affirm Building Owners' Liability Worries

Law360, New York (May 17, 2013, 8:49 PM ET) -- Two recent court decisions clarify that New York property owners are responsible for crane safety, making projects in the state more costly and and building owners more open to liability, attorneys say.

The court decisions — one in the Second Circuit and one in New York Supreme Court — deal with different laws, but come to the same conclusion: In New York, the owner of a piece of property is responsible for the safety of construction workers there, regardless of how removed the owner may be...
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