Friday, November 21, 2008

Blaming the (dead) victim

So far this year, 27 construction workers have died working on private and public jobs in New York City, even as the city and the federal government try to find new ways to improve safety. In the "The Cost of Doing Business," WNYC looks at one accident from earlier this year and analyzes why this new attention to construction safety came up short.

On January 30th, Jose Palacios, a Mexican immigrant, fell to his death when the scaffold underneath him collapsed. Reporters Cindy Rodriguez and Matthew tell the story of how and why he died.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Blame the man in charge for years that insists on building quickly,cheaply, and where bloomberg and co shouldnt.Not there property,overcrowding,and no concern for buildings next to the new one being thown up.