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Are union construction jobs safer in New York City?

Labor groups and politicians are asking a lot of questions surrounding the safety of construction jobs in New York City -- particularly the safety of union jobs. Officials want to know if the recent spike in construction job-related deaths and injuries relates more to nonunion jobs or union jobs. They want to determine if workers are safer when they are unionized.

Another Construction Worker Dies on the Job

A 43-year-old construction worker was recently killed while working at a downtown Brooklyn construction site when a piece of machinery malfunctioned. Paul Kennedy of the Bronx's Woodlawn section had stepped out of the operating booth of a pile-drilling crane when a steel shackle broke off and fell at least 60 feet to strike him in the head. Even though some reports said that Kennedy wore a helmet, the blow left him unconscious and he was eventually pronounced dead at the scene.

What Is Being Done To Protect Construction Workers After Deadly Year?

2015 was a deadly year for construction workers in New York City with 17 fatalities. Unfortunately, this increase in fatal on-the-job accidents was not an outlier, but part of a trend as injuries and deaths among New York City construction workers has risen over the last several years. Depending on when you measure, there has been approximately a twofold increase fatalities and a 52 percent increase in injuries.

Negligent Construction Safety Claims The Life Of 1 New York City Worker And Injures 2 Other Workers

On September 3, 2015, three construction workers, who were employed at 656 Myrtle Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York City, were buried beneath a pile of cinder blocks when a retaining wall, that was designed to hold back soil around the base of a building, collapsed.

Construction Site Accidents and Child Safety Concerns

Construction sites can be hazardous to workers on the job, but they can also pose dangers to people in the immediate area of construction. A recent Manhattan construction accident highlights the potential for serious and catastrophic injury. 

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