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Tort claims possible for death or injury at construction sites

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) has reported that its analysis of 2015 construction data shows that the construction industry contributed a full fifth of occupational deaths in the city, but the industry consisted of only four percent of total employment. Throughout the state, figures showed that the greatest numbers of fatalities and injuries were to undocumented immigrants and to non-union workers. Construction sites that were associated with the city's building boom had a dramatic increase in injury and fatality rates.

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