While everyone knows construction work can be dangerous, many don’t know just how dangerous. According to a report issued earlier this year by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), the fatality rate among construction workers in New York State has skyrocketed in the past five years — far outpacing the increase in actual construction jobs.
Conventional wisdom would dictate that those who plead guilty to crimes must be guilty of them. Why else would someone accept punishment for something they didn’t actually do? However, new research finds that in America at least, this natural link between guilt and plea bargaining isn’t always so ironclad.