Scaffold Safety Coalition Statement on NYC Building Safety Firm Indictments

In response to news that several New York City building safety firms have been indicted on charges of falsifying reports the Scaffold Safety Coalition issued the following statement from Connie M. Razza, Director of Strategic Research at the Center for Popular Democracy:

“Yesterday’s shocking indictments are another urgent reminder that when it comes to the dangerous construction industry, the systems in place to keep workers and bystanders safe are woefully inadequate.  Instead of weakening safety regulations, like the Scaffold Safety Law, lawmakers should be looking at ways to protect workers in what is still one of the most dangerous jobs in America.”