New Yorkers have probably noticed or heard that there is currently a whole lot of new construction going on throughout the city. In fact, the rate of construction has apparently increased by 300 percent in the last seven years. The building boom is a good sign economically speaking—construction companies are keeping busy—but it is also a cause for concern when it comes to construction site accidents.
One of the risks of the heightened building activity is that New York City construction companies will see injuries and fatalities as an inevitable aspect increasing and expanding their business. The reality is that construction companies aren’t given any breaks from workplace safety requirements because they consider themselves too busy to attend to safety matters.