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New York creates statewide construction death registry

The legislation requires all coroners and medical examiners to report construction industry workplace deaths within 72 hours to New York State’s Department of Labor, which is tasked with maintaining the registry.

Once that information is cataloged, DOL is then charged with requesting further information from contractors about the incident and death, including the age, ethnicity, nationality, immigration and union status, and the craft or trade of the worker. DOL may also request whether criminal or civil charges have been filed against the contractor in the worker’s death.

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