Steven Schwartzapfel Feb 10, 2016
- In 2014, the construction industry in New York State reported 3.4 non-fatal job-related injuries or illnesses for every 100 workers, or 3.4%. This was significantly higher than the overall rate in private industry of 2.5 incidents per 100 workers (2.5%).
- Specialty trades had an accident/illness rate of 3.7%.
- In terms of raw numbers, these incidence rates translate to approximately 9,800 occupational injuries/illnesses in the construction industry in New York State in 2014 serious enough to require reporting to the authorities.
- There were also 42 construction-related worker deaths in 2014, out of a total number of 203 worker fatalities in New York State, making the construction industry the largest overall contributor to worker fatalities in the state. About half the construction industry fatalities, 22 out of 42, occurred in New York City.