NYCOSH Construction Fatality Report, “Deadly Skyline,” Released Today, Reveals Alarming Increases in New York State Construction Fatalities

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NYCOSH Construction Fatality Report, “Deadly Skyline,” Released Today,

Reveals Alarming Increases in New York State Construction Fatalities

 

January 31, 2018 – New York, New York – The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) released its latest construction fatality report, “Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construction Fatalities in New York State.” Researchers found alarming increases in New York State construction fatalities and that employers routinely violate legal regulations with impunity.

NYCOSH’s report unveiled a number of findings and recommendations to improve worker safety in New York State.

Key Findings:

 

NYCOSH’s Recommendations Include:

 

“We need to take action now to end the crisis of rising construction fatalities in New York State. These deaths are almost always preventable and could be deterred by passing sensible legislation in New York State and by protecting existing legislation, such as the Scaffold Safety Law, that protects workers,” said Charlene Obernauer, Executive Director of NYCOSH.

 

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ABOUT NYCOSH: The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) is a membership organization of workers, unions, community-based organizations, workers’ rights activists, and health and safety professionals. NYCOSH uses training, education, and advocacy to improve health and safety conditions in our workplaces, our communities, and our environment. Founded 35 years ago on the principle that workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths are preventable, NYCOSH works to extend and defend every person’s right to a safe and healthy workplace.