More construction means more accidents
An analysis of recent deaths at construction sites conducted by The New York Daily News showed that as the number of construction sites increase in New York City, so do the number of construction site accidents
For instance, 18 construction workers were killed between October 2014 and September 2015, a higher number than the 12 reported deaths in 2013 and the seven construction worker fatalities reported in 2012. This coincided with the increase in construction permits within the same time frame – from 121,000 to 142,000.
Press Secretary with the Department of Buildings, Alexander Schnell, who said that site-safety inspectors decreased to 1,105 in 2014 from 1,171 in 2011, acknowledged that this might be because safety inspectors are only required to conduct inspections at buildings of fifteen stories or higher and excavations of 100,000 square feet or more.
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