Construction workers protest lack of safety measures at construction sites
Several thousand construction workers protested outside of the New York City Hall on Thursday, December 10 carrying eight black coffins and placards to ask the city for the enforcement of more stringent safety measures at construction sites.
With New York City construction site fatalities steadily increasing over the years – 18 construction workers died within the 2015 fiscal year, an increase of 12 from 2014’s records and seven from 2013 – more people are becoming worried about the state of the industry.
Some of the protesters, like 59-year-old New Jersey construction worker Phillip Cammock, said non-union workers are exposed to much greater risks because they do not go through the same rigorous training sessions that the union members go through in order to ensure safety at construction sites.
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