Posts Tagged ‘death on the job’

Dec
2016
20

Facing Rise in Construction Fatalities, Anti-Union Contractor Lobbies Simply Repeat Themselves

Facing Rise in Construction Fatalities, Anti-Union Contractor Lobbies Simply Repeat Themselves
  According to a new report from the Department of Labor (DOL), construction workplace fatalities reached a seven-year peak in 2015. The report, released last week by the DOL’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), says private construction industry fatalities increased by 4%, from 899 to 937, between 2014 and 2015. They also note the...
Dec
2016
13

“Merit” Shop: Death in Brooklyn Brings Non-Union NYC Fatality Total to 26 Over Two Years

  A tragic accident has claimed the life of yet another New York City construction worker. Wilfredo Enrique, 59, fell to his death while installing a facade at 325 Kent Avenue. He was working a development at the site of the former Domino Sugar refinery on the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn. New York has seen a sharp increase in...
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May
2016
2

AFL-CIO Releases Annual “Death on the Job Report”; OSHA Fines Still Woefully Low

AFL-CIO Releases Annual
  The AFL-CIO released its annual “Death on the Job Report,” marking the 25th year the organization has produced a report detailing the state of worker safety. The report is known for providing depressing figures about the reality of workplace safety, but it is important for ensuring a safer future. Ignorance, in this case, is not...
Sep
2015
2

Rising Injury Rates, Latest Worker Death Renew Safety Concerns on Non-Union NYC Sites

Rising Injury Rates, Latest Worker Death Renew Safety Concerns on Non-Union NYC Sites
  Just days after a worker fell 30 feet down an elevator shaft to his death in Manhattan, the City Department of Buildings released figures showing that construction injuries jumped 34 percent in the previous fiscal year.  The Department of Buildings issued two violations at the non-union construction site after placing a stop work order...
May
2015
5

AFL-CIO’s Annual “Death on the Job” Report Highlights Risks for Latino Workers

AFL-CIO's Annual
  On May 1st, International Workers Day, the AFL-CIO released its annual Death on the Job Report detailing fatalities in the workplace.  The report estimates that the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 has now saved 510,000 American lives.  Yet, while workplace safety has greatly improved, far too many workers still...
Aug
2014
18

REPORT: Many Workplace Deaths Related to Irresponsible Contracting, Exploitable Labor in TX and Other “Right-to-Work” States

REPORT: Many Workplace Deaths Related to Irresponsible Contracting, Exploitable Labor in TX and Other
  Days after the Texas Workforce Commission praised the economy as strong in part due to the strength of the construction industry, the Dallas Morning News ran a weekend feature about the dangers of construction in the Lone Star State.  Their investigative report echoes past arguments made by the Workers Defense Project and the AFL-CIO...
Jun
2014
5

Nearly One Million Workers “Stand Down” for Construction Fall Prevention This Week

  This week nearly 1 million workers are participating in Safety Stand Downs,” where projects will be halted so that workers can get briefings on the latest ways to prevent construction site falls. The OSHA-approved action was launched in coordination with labor unions and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Associated...