More and more construction workers are plunging from the crop of new towers sprouting across the city, but officials are doing little to identify and track problem contractors, a Daily News investigation has found.
Hi-rise death, falling debris stir probe
And workers aren't the only ones in danger. Concrete has fallen from dizzying heights. Metal bolts have landed on pedestrians. Steel buckets have crushed taxicabs.
That's the steep price for the city's supercharged building boom, which sparked a 12% increase in high rise development last year - and a staggering 83% spike in construction accidents.
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