No place in America has more construction going on than we do in New York City. In fact, the ongoing heavy activity in the industry is cited by experts as one of the main reasons for the surge in recent years in construction accidents.
Construction workers deserve a safe workplace, just like any other employee expects at their job, but unfortunately this is not always the reality. In New York City, construction workers face a potentially more dangerous environment as each year passes.
As we've discussed in recent months, a damning report from the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) has found some distressing - and deadly - trends in the construction industry in New York. According to the report, entitled Deadly Skyline, New York construction fatalities have increased by almost 30 percent in the last five years, with a record-breaking 71 construction worker deaths reported in 2016 alone.
Everyone knows construction is a dangerous gig. Whether you are working with heavy machinery or high atop scaffolding, there are dangers everywhere -- and many of them are deadly.
A few months ago, we told you about a report issued by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) that found that construction deaths in New York hit a 14-year high in 2016. This annual report, which was aptly titled Deadly Skyline, provided an in-depth analysis on construction fatalities throughout the state.
According to officials, a 34-year-old immigrant construction worker was killed in a horrific forklift accident while working on a Queens' construction site last Tuesday. Sadly, this particular construction site is no stranger to safety-related problems.
Every year, the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issues its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, a report dedicated to examining the number of fatal work injuries suffered in a number of industries, including construction.
According to a new report issued last month by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), an alarming 71 workers died in construction-related accidents in 2016, the most recent year for which data is available.
New York's 133-year-old Scaffolding Law is once again being attacked -- although this time by federal lawmakers.
Tuesday was a particularly deadly day for those working construction in NYC, with two individuals falling to their deaths just hours apart.