The NYC construction industry is facing an epidemic: 32 worker deaths in 2 years
In response to the thirty-two construction workers who have died on the job in the last two years, Building Blocks NYC is fighting for worker safety on New York City construction sites. BBNYC is a coalition that brings together labor and community partners to advocate for the passage of Intro 1447 in the New York City Council.
Intro 1447 would require rigorous safety and training standards for all construction workers, union and non-union alike. Thirty-two worker deaths in two years is unacceptable and the families who build this city deserve more. How many more must die before NYC gets the construction safety legislation it needs?
We applaud the NYC Council for taking proactive steps in introducing legislation that will ensure construction workers receive the proper training to be safe while building in one of the most complex construction markets in the world.