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In New York City, an Average of One Passerby per Month is Injured in a Construction Accident

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A new Department of Buildings analysis shows that in New York City, an average of one passerby per month is injured in a construction accident.

An average of one passerby per month is injured.


A new Department of Buildings analysis shows that in New York City, an average of one passerby per month is injured in a construction accident.

A Wall Street Journal investigation which focused on passerby injuries, rather than injuries to both construction workers and passersby, found that 96 construction accidents involving passersby occurred between 2008 and 2014, resulting in 155 injuries. More than three-quarters of the accidents happened in Manhattan, according to The Real Deal.

Construction safety has been under scrutiny since a real estate agent was killed at the Greenwich Lane, a condominium conversion of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital in the West Village of New York City, in March. Tina Nguyen, 37, was struck by a piece of plywood blown from the site by high winds, The Real Deal reported.

Last year, there were 18 construction accidents involving passersby, the most of any year since 2008, when the city began recording details of accidents. Twenty-two injuries occurred. The city’s statistics do not include incidents involving materials falling from a building when no one was injured. One New York City firm, Extell Development, has had three such incidents at one of its sites in less than one year, according to The Real Deal.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: In New York City, an Average of One Passerby per Month is Injured in a Construction Accident was posted on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 6:20 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Construction Defect Lawsuits, Personal Injury Lawsuits.

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