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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 Accidents

    Mayor de Blasio Approves New Law Requiring Safety Training for Construction Workers

    By Michael Barasch

    In October 2017, in response to a surge in worksite accidents and job-related deaths, Mayor Bill de Blasio approved legislation drafted by the City Council to mandate 40 hours of safety training for construction workers. According to the New York Post, a recent Mayor’s Management Report estimated the increase in worker injuries at 18 percent […]

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  • Construction Accidents

    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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