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Construction Related Injuries and Fatalities Reported by The DOB in the 1st Quarter Of 2024

During the first quarter of 2024, New York City experienced two fatalities and 139 injuries at construction sites, as reported by the NYC Buildings department.

The fatality rate mirrors the trend observed in the same period last year. The injury rate has decreased by 21%, although March had an increase to 51 injuries, compared to 41 in February and 47 in January.

Worker's fall injuries specifically saw a decrease from 102 to 75 when comparing the first quarters of 2023 and 2024. Despite this decline, worker's falls remain the most frequently reported type of injury for both years.

The Accident Summary Report is a summary of calendar year-to-date accidents. It contains information on incidents that resulted in a fatality or injury to an individual and were reported to the NYC Buildings department pursuant to Local Law 78 of 2017, which requires property owners, contractors, subcontractors, or person(s) otherwise in control of a construction site must report details of an incident that requires transport by emergency medical services or requires immediate emergency care at a hospital or offsite medical clinic, to the Department of Buildings within three (3) business days.


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