New York City construction spending is expected to hit a four year high in 2012. According to the New York Building Congress, construction spending is expected to top $30 billion for the first time since 2008, and spending is expected to be 9% higher than it was in 2011. At the same time, construction employment in New York fell by 0.06% to the lowest levels since 1998. Increased building costs, better technology and worker productivity are cited as reasons for the discrepancy between building spending and hiring.
Safety Must Be Priority as Construction Demands Increase
As the New York City construction industry rebounds from the recession, it is important that worker safety be a top priority. While construction worker injuries and fatalities have decreased in recent years, the government and other experts attribute fewer injuries and deaths to the fewer numbers of construction workers on-the-job. An increase in spending may bring more workers back into the industry, it may put increasing demands on construction workers, or it may have both effects. Accordingly, it is important for both construction employers and construction workers to make safety on each New York City construction site a continued priority.
Contact a New York Construction Accident Lawyer if You've Been Hurt
If you have suffered a New York City construction accident injury then we encourage you to contact our experienced New York construction accident attorneys today at 1-800-362-9329 and to read our publication, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone, which is available for FREE on our website.