New York City creates construction safety task force
New York City declared the creation of a construction safety task force after the recent indictment of two construction managers and the companies that employed them. As the city continues to grow, construction accidents and the prevalence of dangerous sites is costing the city and its inhabitants money and pain.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. stated “there are human consequences to New York City’s building boom.” The increase in residential construction permits this year is at 156 percent. This is the sixth consecutive year for permits to increase. While the increase last year was only 26 percent, construction spending rose to $36 billion.
The task force was created to inhibit the dangerous practices that negligent construction companies use when choosing profit over safety. Several New York City construction sites were found cutting corners to increase production while lowering costs.
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