Despite New York’s rise, the number of construction workers who died on the job across the country in 2021 dropped 2.2%, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Both New York state’s fatality rate and New York City’s — 11.2 per 100,000 workers — were above the national average of 9.4 per 100,000.
Other findings from NYCOSH’s report include:
- New York City’s fatality rate increased by 60% from 2020 to 2021.
- In the last 10 years, on average, 53.6 workers have died in New York state each year.
- Latinx workers made up 25.5% of worker fatalities in 2021, despite making up only 10% of the workforce.