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Worker Alert: Fall Prevention

Worker Alert: Fall Prevention

Worker Alert: Fall Prevention Since 2015 there have been 37 fatalities and 1,029 injuries resulting from worker falls – all of which were entirely preventable. Be aware of your surroundings, especially around edges, shafts, and floor openings. Never work near an edge, open shaft, or floor opening without proper fall protection. Obtain 40 hours of Site [...]
NYC construction worker dies after fall in Queens elevator shaft

NYC construction worker dies after fall in Queens elevator shaft

A construction worker died Saturday after falling four stories at a construction site in Long Island City, Queens, authorities said. Diego Lliguicota, 32, of Maspeth, fell from the sixth floor to the second floor of an building under construction at 45-18 Court Square. Preliminary reports said Lliguicota fell down an elevator shaft at about 9:30 […]

NYC construction activity reaches 10-year low

NYC construction activity reaches 10-year low

A new report from the Real Estate Board of New York has found that the city’s building boom is bust and, without passage of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, recovery could be slow. “Congress must act swiftly to pass President Biden’s infrastructure plan, which will play a critical role in advancing a strong […]

NYC to conduct zero tolerance sweeps at construction sites

NYC to conduct zero tolerance sweeps at construction sites

The city Buildings Department (DOB) will conduct zero tolerance sweeps across the five boroughs to ensure safety for both workers and the public at construction sites, the agency announced on Tuesday. While performing the sweeps, DOB inspectors will issue enforcement actions, including shutting down sites, if they observe any safety violations. Contractors who are found […]