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February 2018 Archives

New York State Construction Fatality Rate Skyrocketed in Past 5 Years

Alarmingly, the construction fatality rate in New York State skyrocketed in 2016, according to the latest Deadly Skyline report by New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH). 71 construction workers were killed in New York State in 2016 alone - a staggering number that the state hasn't seen since 2002. According to NYCOSH, there was a steep increase in the fatality rate far beyond the increase in labor, creating an "epidemic of construction fatalities."