New York Construction Worker Fatality Report Highlights Continued Dangers

A new report by a state workplace safety watchdog highlights the deadly risks construction workers face in New York.

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) released its latest construction fatality report, “Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construction Fatalities in New York State.” The report found increases in New York State construction fatalities stating that “employers routinely violate legal regulations with impunity.”

The organization’s members include workers, unions, community-based organizations, workers’ rights activists, and health and safety professionals.

The report’s key findings:

The report, published in part by a grant provided by the New York State Department of Labor, offered a number of recommendations to improve worker safety in the state:

Source: NYCOSH