After a number of high-profile construction incidents in the past few years, the Buildings Department announced last month they would introduce stricter safety measures for high-rise construction. Here are some of those incidents:
There are terrible construction incidents at sites of all sizes, union or non-union. Last Wednesday, a worker died while digging a foundation in East New York (a neighboring wall collapsed on him). And a 2006 study showed non-union workers are at greatest risk for accidents.