A study done by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), finds that Latino and immigrant workers are at a disproportionate risk of dying from construction-site accidents in New York. OSHA analyzed fatalities from falls at construction sites from 2003 to 2011. According to the findings, Latinos or immigrants made up 60 percent of the 136 fall-related fatalities in New York State and 74 percent in New York City. The two most dangerous boroughs to work in during the years studied were Queens and Brooklyn. In Queens 88 percent of those who died were Latinos or immigrants, and in Brooklyn 87 percent of those who fell were Latinos or immigrants. It is estimated that Latinos comprise only about 35 percent of all construction workers in New York City. Full article.
Construction, by its very nature, is an inherently hazardous field of work. To protect workers, strict safety rules and regulations must be implemented to ensure the safety of construction workers. When injured at a construction site, a worker may be eligible to receive compensation for pain, suffering, medical bills, lost wages and more. New York Courts have found building owners and general contractors liable for injuries suffered by construction workers who have fallen through hazardous openings at the worksite. New York Labor requires owners and general contractors to provide safe working conditions and a safe environment for their workers.
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