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A Look Back at 2012 to Prevent Future NYC Construction Fatalities

During the last quarter of 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released information about fatal work injuries in New York City during 2012. While we've seen another year come and go since these New York City work fatalities occurred, they are important to review now. We owe it to those who died, to their families, and to current workers, to understand what went wrong and how such accidents and fatalities can be prevented in 2014 and beyond.

New York City Construction Fatalities Accounted for More than 25% of All NYC Work Deaths in 2012

There were 75 work-related fatalities in New York City during 2012. Of those 75 work-related deaths, 20 were in the construction industry. That was a significant increase over the 16 construction workers who died in work related New York City accidents during 2011. More than half of the 20 construction workers who died during 2012 died because of falls, slips or trips. Contact with objects and equipment was the next leading cause of death in this industry.

Together, we can do better. We can identify the risks and help implement safety measures and trainings to prevent future accidents.

What to Do If You've Lost a Loved One

If you have lost a spouse, child, or parent in a 2012, 2013 or 2014 New York City construction accident then you deserve help-and the time to get help is right now. Please reach out to us via email, our online contact form, or by phone: 800-362-9329. Our compassionate, caring, and dedicated attorneys will listen to you and explain your legal rights. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

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