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Bills Would Set Up Construction Fatality Registry, Allow Therapy Assistants to Treat

Monday, July 27, 2020 | 418 | 0 | 61 min read

Two bills that moving in the New York Legislature could ultimately affect workers and workers' compensation. The state Senate and the Assembly on Thursday both approved Senate Bill 8828, which would establish a registry of construction fatalities in the state. Sponsored by Sen. Jessica Ramos, D-East Elmhurst and a frequent worker advocate, the bill would require county coroners to report construction-work deaths to the state within 72 hours of determining the cause of death. A state agency could then seek more information from the employer, which would have 90 days to ...

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