New York City Construction Worker Injuries and Fatalities
Amid a construction surge in New York City, there has been an alarming increase in the number of construction worker injuries. From 2011 to 2015, the rate of construction worker deaths more than doubled in New York City. Around one-fourth of these deaths occurred in Midtown. In FY 2014, 324 construction workers were injured in New York, a 52% increase from the year before.