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As number of safety inspectors drop, NYC construction deaths spike

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Organization (OSHA), 18 workers died while working on construction sites in New York City alone during the last federal fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2014, and recently ended on September 30, 2015. This number represents a staggering 50 percent increase in NYC construction fatalities when compared to the previous 12-month period.

BLS report: fatal construction accidents on the rise

According to preliminary data released last month by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), fatal construction injuries in the United States increased nearly six percent in 2014 when compared to just one year earlier. In fact, the 874 reported construction fatalities in 2014 is the highest total since 2008, and easily surpasses the 828 deaths in 2013.

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