Who is responsible for ensuring safe conditions at the construction site?

Under New York’s Labor Laws protecting construction workers, general contractors and property owners and, in certain situations, subcontractors, engineers and safety inspectors are responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for construction workers. For many accidents covered by New York Labor Law §§ 240(1) and 241(6), the general contractors and site owners can be found at fault for the work of their subcontractors and agents.