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What is New York City Local Law 78 of 2017?

Construction sites are notoriously dangerous places, but a 2017 New York City law gives a clear picture of just how dangerous they can be for workers, passersby and the public at large. Local Law 78 provides access to extensive data about the frequency of New York City construction site accidents. Local Law 78 requires the… Read More »

Most NYC Construction Fatalities Occur at Sites Without State Training Programs

New York City has seen a decline in construction-related injuries, but there is still data showing that accidents are more frequent at sites where safety training programs were inadequate or nonexistent. According to the New York City Department of Buildings, 470 construction-related injuries and seven construction fatalities occurred in the 12 months ending November 30,… Read More »

After Crane Collapse, New York City Quadruples Fines for Serious Construction Violations

After an uptick in dangerous construction site accidents, New York City is drastically increasing fines for serious workplace safety violations. Fines will jump from $2,400 to a much more consequential $10,000. The city hopes that raising these fines by more than four times will reduce or eliminate the economic incentive for contractors and property owners… Read More »

Statistics Reveal Dangers Associated with the Construction Industry

It is well known that the construction industry is one of the most dangerous fields in which to work in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 215 construction laborers were killed in workplace accidents in 2013. If you add in electrical engineers, power line installers and roofers, that number jumps to… Read More »