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2 Kay Gee Area Director Construction Safety in New York City 2014

3 Construction workers killed Source: OSHA data for NYC (5 boros) by Federal fiscal year (10/01 – 9/30)

4 OSHA & DOB share incident and trend data Worker safety (OSHA) vs. public safety (DOB) OSHA covers incidents outside DOB jurisdiction Heavy / highway / infrastructure (bridges, roads, etc.) Sites outside NYC’s jurisdiction (eg., airports, transit) Non-building issues (eg., health hazards) DOB reporting requirements apply to a segment of jobs, but do not have a threshold Why don’t OSHA and DOB numbers match exactly?

5 Construction Fatalities by type 9 fatalities due to falls from heights 2 fatalities were due to crush hazard 1 fatality due to struck by hazard

6 Fatalities by borough N=

7 Fatalities coded for “Imm-Lang” Immigration or Language factors N=12 50%

8 Contributing factors The more factors that apply, the greater the correlation to a fatal accident oWorker is foreign-born oWorker is Hispanic oWorker speaks a language other than English oWorker speaks a language different than that spoken at the jobsite

9 Fatalities by union status 75% N=12 25%

10 Other fatality trends 10 fatalities were in companies with 30 or fewer employees 1 fatality occurred in a company with between employees 1 fatality occurred in a company with 101 or more employees

11 Construction Incidents by Boroughs

12 OSHA enforcement 806 Total Inspections – 5 boroughs Violations –1195 Serious/Willful/Repeat Citations issued –260 OTS Citations Issued –Approximately 4.7 million in penalties OSHA data, FY14 (10/1/13-9/30/14), 5 boros NYC

13 OSHA enforcement 540 Construction Inspections – NYC Violations –742 Serious/Willful/Repeat Citations issued –115 OTS Citations Issued –Approximately 2.3 million in penalties OSHA data, FY14 (10/1/13-9/30/14), 5 boros NYC

14 OSHA construction inspections

15 Non Construction Fatalities 13 Fatalities in non construction activities in NYC 4 Manhattan, 4 Queens, 3 Brooklyn, 0 Bronx, 2 SI 5 from falls ( ladder, elevator shaft, 2aerial lifts, window ledge) 3 Crushed by –3 forklift accidents 1 Assault/murder (Workplace Violence) 1 overcome by CO 1 working in in food processing 5 Immigrant Language 9 non-union

16 Total Number of Fatalities Construction/GI

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