New York construction workers risk injuries every day on a worksite. While there are constant additions and changes to the New York skyline, lives continue to be lost in construction workers' accidents. This problem has now become political.
Some believe that the country's unions are steadily eroding and that the importance of workplace safety is being left behind. When looking at the injury rate for construction workers over four years from 2011 to 2015, there was a 250 percent increase as per reports of the New York Department of Buildings. It was reported that 31 construction workers in the city lost their lives in the last two years.