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    Three NYC Construction Workers Killed in Less Than a Week

    By Michael Barasch

    In just one week in April, three New York City construction workers were killed on the job.  Each tragic death had a different specific cause, but the quick succession of fatal incidents has prompted concern from the Buildings Department about whether safety rules are being followed. Though public awareness of the dangers facing construction workers […]

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    Number of New York City Construction Injuries Rising Quickly

    By Michael Barasch

    More New York City construction workers were injured in 2018 than in each of the two previous years. Based on data collected by the Department of Buildings (DOB), 2018 was the most dangerous year for city construction workers in nearly a decade, with 761 injuries and 12 deaths reported. Several factors, including an increase in […]

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    Construction Workers Must Beware of OSHA’s Fatal Four

    By Michael Barasch

    Construction work anywhere is inherently dangerous, causing serious injuries and claiming the lives of workers. In New York City, unfortunately, the number of construction workers killed on the job has been rising steadily. In 2016, the last year for which reliable data on construction-related deaths in New York City is available, 71 workers died. This […]

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    Two Fatal Construction Accidents in a Single Day in New York City

    By Michael Barasch

    The building boom in New York City continues to extract a deadly toll on construction workers. On just one day, September 21, two laborers lost their lives as the number of fatalities for 2017 swelled to eight. Last year and the year before, there were 12 fatalities at construction sites in the city. The first […]

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    Falling Plank from Scaffold Kills NYC Construction Worker

    By Michael Barasch

    A 32-year-old construction worker died from severe neck and back injuries Thursday, April 21, when a plank fell from a scaffold that a work crew was dismantling. The accident occurred at the site of the Printing House luxury condominium development, at 421 Hudson Street, in Greenwich Village. The worker, Luis Mata, a Mexican-born Port Chester […]

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