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January 2018 Archives

Ju Cong Wu Killed in Elevator Shaft Fall at Gramercy Construction Site

Tuesday January 23rd marks a somber beginning to the week. At around 8:50am, Ju Cong Wu, 33-year-old worker who was installing an elevator car at 111 East 24th Street, fell nine stories to the bottom of the shaft and was fatally injured. EMS arrived at the construction site and pronounced him dead.

Shifts In NYC's Construction Safety Landscape For 2018

As we enter the new year, construction safety continues to be a priority for New York City officials, and rightly so. Two major changes to the city code will have a big effect on the industry. One aims to reduce accidents by imposing heightened training requirements. The other, however, limits the financial penalties the city can pursue against negligent parties in serious or fatal construction accidents.