Category Archives: Construction

New York City Council to Pass Legislation to Keep Construction Workers Safe

New York City Council members have responded to the surge in construction related injuries and deaths by creating legislation that if passed would penalize contractors who fail to abide by safety rules and regulations. The New York Times recently published results from an investigation into construction fatalities. According to the investigation: “The investigation found that […]

“Smart Vest” in the Works

Researchers striving to reduce the amount of construction worker injury and fatalities in highway work zones have designed a state of the art “smart vest.” The “smart vest,” developed by Virginia Tech Researches uses radio sensors to give construction workers sporting the vest a 5-6 second warning before a collision occurs. The technology would also […]

42 Ton Construction Drill Slams into NYPD Van

A stop-work order has been issued for the Virgin Hotel project on 30th street near 6th avenue. On Monday, September 28th crews were drilling into the construction site of the hotel when a 42-ton construction drill tipped over and crashed into a parked NYPD van. Luckily no injuries were reported. Neither the NYPD nor the […]

Worker Safety: Noise in the Workplace

The workplace is a common site for excessive noise levels and it can lead to problems other than just loss of hearing. Noisy environments can be dangerous  as is can be hard to follow direction, hear warning signals, concentrate, and also make it hard to communicate with colleges.  It has even been proven to raise blood […]

Construction Work is Getting More Dangerous & Deadly, But Only for Latinos

The risk of dying on the job has increased for Latino construction workers in the recent years, according to a BuzzFeed News analysis. The fatality rate among Latino construction workers rose by 5% after the housing bust bottomed out in 2010. Between 2010 and 2013, the number of fatalities among Latinos in the construction industry […]

Construction Employers Add 16,000 Jobs in September

Construction employers have added 16,000 jobs and the sector’s employment rate has fallen to 7%, the lowest for September in years, according to an analysis released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Officials say the employment gains come as more firms report having a difficult time finding enough qualified workers to fill available positions. […]

Shocking Construction Site Accident Statistics!

4,609 workers were killed on the job of a construction site in 2011. This is about 90 deaths per week or 13 deaths every single day. Construction site work injuries involving contractors accounted for 12% of all fatal work injuries in 2011. Construction work is considered to have the largest number of fatalities reported for […]