Gothamist: NYC Construction Workers Demand Safer Conditions

A report issued yesterday by the New York Committee For Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), found that the majority of construction worker deaths—fifteen statewide in 2014, eight of which took place within the five boroughs—can be chalked up to safety violations at high altitudes.

71% of construction injuries reported to the DOB between 2008 and 2013 were height related. And between 2010 and 2012, two thirds of construction site violations were for faulty scaffolds, ladders, and other fall-prevention equipment.

The report excerpts several press releases from the National Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the organization that conducts safety checks on New York construction sites, to show that fall-prevention violations are often accompanied by other serious violations.

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