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August 2009 Archives

Another Avoidable Construction Site Tragedy Hits Brooklyn

New York City is the construction industry capital of the world. Every day, massive new projects begin and others are completed. Our city has seen tremendous growth in the construction industry over the last few years, with residential and commercial buildings being erected all around us. With that progress comes profit and responsibility. While the construction industry is exploding, we have unfortunately also witnessed countless accidents on construction sites throughout New York City. Hard working people are victims in these accidents, leaving spouses and children unable to fend for themselves. For instance in 2006 and 2007, figures maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that there were almost 500 construction site deaths in New York alone. These figures are both astounding and sad. The true tragedy in all of this is that many of these accidents could have been avoided if there was a premium placed on safety.