Friday, December 5, 2008

NYC Construction Fatalities Rise

Due to a recent rise in construction fatalities, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration recently accelerated their annual review process in an attempt to reduce onsite worker deaths.

Following a nontraditional 2008 third quarter review, OSHA gathered industry members from Building Trade Employers’ Association and Building and Construction Trades Council to reveal startling statistics and offer recommendations.

In 2006, there were 29 fatalities in the five boroughs of New York City, which OSHA considered the worst year in its analysis of fiscal years 2002-2008. The industry experienced 22 fatalities in 2007. To date in 2008, 26 fatalities have been reported. “We are already in second place in terms of fatalities and we still have a few months to go,” explained Richard Mendelson, area director at OSHA as well as speaker at the recent meeting.


OSHA Releases Fatality Numbers

1 comment:

Miles Mullin said...

There is no excuse for this. Funny how a day laborer gets beat up by some stupid goon on LI, and he is put on the front cover of Time Magazine or something.

The same guy gets killed in a construction accident and he is collateral damage.

The difference?

One is tweeded. Therefore he is a hero.

The other is faceless, a mere chit in satisfying a campaign debt or real estate advertising revenue.