1 of 4 workplace deaths in New York are on a construction site

Dive Brief:

  • Construction work in New York — city and statewide — remains the most lethal occupation in the place. A total of 41 laborers died on the work in New York condition in 2020, a reduce from 2019. Nonetheless, fewer personnel climbed scaffolding and pounded nails all through the pandemic, so the charge of fatalities however rose.
  • The fatality fee rose to 11.1 fatalities per 100,000 personnel that year, up from 10.2 the 12 months in advance of.
  • Place of work deaths in development accounted for 24% of fatalities on the work in New York, in comparison to 21% nationwide, in accordance to a labor group’s analysis of facts from the New York Division of Buildings, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and OSHA. 

Dive Insight:

The facts assessment arrives from the New York Committee for Occupational Security and Health (NYCOSH), an unbiased labor team with membership of workers, unions,

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