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Lives at Risk- New York Construction Industry Exposed

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The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) recently released a report which outlines the very real dangers construction workers face. The report explores the situations that lead to construction worker fatalities, and provides recommendations to prevent future injuries and fatalities. Below are a sample of key findings.

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Life Threatening Safety Risks for Construction Workers

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In a study conducted over a 33-year period, researchers found fall down accidents accounted for nearly half of all construction worker deaths. The study also found that more than half of the workers killed did not have access to fall protection equipment. There is no telling how many tragedies could have been prevented had the workers been given proper equipment. The statistics below were compiled by Safety and Health Magazine:

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Injuries Sustained on Skyjack Scissor Lift

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A scissor lift is an aerial work platform that is commonly used on construction sites. Construction workers and construction management rely on equipment manufacturers to produce safe, properly functioning products.

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Worker Tragically Died in Brooklyn Scaffolding Incident

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Details are still emerging about an incident that occurred Sunday, June 18th in Brooklyn New York. According to authorities a 58-year old construction worker was on a scaffold outside of an East Flatbush building. The scaffold apparently went vertical, causing the man to fall. He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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