Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately provide for the civil liability for violations of state building codes, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 51 of chapter 143 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1990 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following two sentences:- Any person who obtains a permit pursuant to the state building code to erect, construct, or demolish a building or structure shall be liable to any worker or other person for all injuries and damages that result from a failure to provide a safe workplace, or caused by a violation of the state building code or other codes, by-laws, rules and regulations applicable to the construction site. Nothing in the foregoing sentence shall be construed to extend liability to the employer of a worker under the provisions of chapter one hundred and fifty-two.
SECTION 2. This act shall be applicable to causes of action arising on or after November first, nineteen hundred and eighty-eight.