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City construction deaths increase

Report calls for increased OSHA, DOB spending

Posted 2/23/24

Despite a decrease in construction worker deaths across the state in 2022, more construction workers died on the job in New York City than during the previous year amid a drop in inspections, according to a recent report from the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health.

In 2022, the most recent year with data available, 24 construction workers died in New York City, compared with 20 construction-related fatalities in 2021. Across the state, 50 construction workers died on the job in 2022, down from 61 deaths a year earlier, NYCOSH reported using data from the city Department of Buildings and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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