City Issues Record Number of Stop-Work Orders at Construction Sites

The Real Deal reported that, in response to the number of construction-related fatalities in the past year, the New York City Department of Buildings has given out 4,580 stop-work orders in the first half of this year. This is the highest number of stop-work orders issued by the agency.

According to a Politico article, the […]

Construction Firm Requires Workers to Wear Safety Harnesses

A construction company that is currently working on the Hudson Yards project and a new emergency room for New York-Presbyterian Hospital is calling on all workers on job sites statewide to wear safety harnesses when working six feet above the ground and wants the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to adopt the company’s policy.

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Five People Indicted For Deadly Manhattan Gas Explosion

Recently, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced five indictments in connection with the Manhattan gas explosion and fire that killed two people. The building’s owners, plumbers and a general contractor were charged with Falsifying Documents, Assault in the Second Degree and Criminally Negligent Homicide.

Prosecutors allege that those indicted recklessly engineered an illegal gas delivery […]

New York Times Article Exposes Lapsed Safety on Construction Sites and the Accidents that Arise from It

Recently, The New York Times published an expose shedding light on the rising number of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry over the last two years. The investigation uncovered that although construction has risen by 11% in the last fiscal year, the rate of accidents has increased by a disproportionate 52%.

The Times called […]

Brooklyn Construction Site Wall Collapses Leading to Tragic Death of 19 Year Old Worker

Another construction tragedy recently occurred in New York City. At a Bed-Stuy construction site, a cinder block wall collapsed killing a 19 year old construction worker and injuring two others. At the site, a one story commercial building was being converted into a five story structure that would also include residential units. The cinder wall […]

Construction Companies Charged Criminally for Death of Young Worker

The Manhattan DA’s Office recently filed criminal charges against two construction companies for the death of a 22 year old worker last April. The companies allegedly ignored warnings issued by inspectors to the site that dangerous conditions existed and disregarded federal safety regulations. The excavation of the site went as deep as fourteen feet without […]

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