Dozens of construction workers want the city council to enforce drug and alcohol testing for employees.
The Associated Builders and Contractors Empire State Chapter rallied Monday at the steps of City Hall, calling on the city to enforce the testing.
"Construction is hazardous enough already, without having to worry about if the person next to you is under the influence of something," said an advocate at the rally. "So I think testing that's done by a third party would be beneficial to help give workers the confidence to know that their job site is as safely run as possible."
A performance report that the group released says drug and alcohol use account for nearly one-third of construction accidents nationwide.