List and Sell Your Equipment  /  Dealer Login  /  Create Account

NYC Construction Fatalities Decline Significantly in 2009

Tue January 12, 2010 - Northeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

NEW YORK (AP) There has been an upside to the slowdown in construction activity in New York City: Fewer fatal workplace accidents.

City officials reported Jan. 7 that there were only three fatalities at New York building sites in 2009.

That’s down from 19 fatal accidents in 2008 and 12 fatalities in 2007.

The decline may be partly related to a big slowdown in construction due to the soured economy.

But the city’s Buildings Department also credited tougher enforcement of safety rules as officials responded to scandals involving botched inspections and two disasters involving huge construction cranes.

Overall, the number of construction injuries logged by the city rose in 2009, but authorities said that was due mostly to more diligent reporting of accidents.

Today's top stories

Manhattan Construction Earns AGC Award for $1.1B Globe Life Stadium Project

Proposed Rollback of NEPA Reforms Conflicts With Biden's Infrastructure Goals

Case to Host Live Virtual Event on Machine Control for Dozers, Motor Graders

New Holland Construction Introduces B75D Economy Class Loader Backhoe

Integration of Topcon 3D-MC With Volvo Active Control Raises Bar in Excavation Precision

LeeBoy Signs Three Dealers in Virginia

Sales Auction Company Holds 12th Annual Fall Auction

NCDOT to Widen, Raise I-95 Through Lumberton to Prevent Floods

ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo