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

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… Read More »

Two Fatal Construction Accidents in a Single Day in New York City

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… Read More »