Construction Fatalities in New York City Reach 10-Year High

Posted on AllSides January 23rd, 2023
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Last year was New York City’s most fatal year for construction workers in at least a decade.

In 2022, 22 workers were killed while working on construction sites in the five boroughs, as first reported by Gothamist. That number of construction-related fatalities hasn’t been surpassed since at least 2012, according to data provided by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). The second-most deadly year was 2015, with 20 recorded deaths in the city.

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