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NYC construction deaths drop to lowest in nearly a decade

Although injuries are on the rise, the DOB said fewer incident investigations required enforcement measures due to unsafe or illegal conditions by employers in 2023. When all safeguards are in place, those injuries are deemed to be an error on the worker’s part.

“Our team at DOB has been taking a close look at these injuries, to get a better understanding of where they are occurring, and why they are happening,” said DOB Commissioner Jimmy Oddo, in a statement shared with Construction Dive. “This dichotomy between less fatalities and more injuries underscores the complexity of the task before us to help foster a culture of safety in the industry we regulate.”

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