Is 2015 shaping up to be the most fatal year in terms of construction accidents in New York City? It may be so, especially with the reports coming out of concerned agencies. The Department of Buildings, for instance, has noted that at least seven people have died in construction accidents in the city within the first four months of 2015 (there were only 8 in total in 2014).
The number of deaths may seem small, but the total instances of accidents and injuries are far larger. Data from the same agency shows that from July 2013 to December 2014 (2 fiscal years), 336 people were injured in NYC construction accidents. Construction workers and pedestrians alike are included in this number.