9 Construction Trends for 2019

Updated: Jun 20, 2019

Keywords: Safety Technology, Construction Safety, OSHA, Construction Tech, Construction Workers’ Safety


Three fatalities in NYC in 1 Week:

April 13: Gregory Echevarria, 34, was killed after a crane counterweight fell on him at the site

of 570 Broome Street.

April 10: A 23-year-old worker (name not released) fell to his death while laying bricks at a

co-op in Brooklyn Heights.

April 8: A 51-year-old worker (name was not released) was killed by falling debris while

repairing masonry at a Turtle Bay rental.

NYC Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr., chair of the city’s Committee on Housing & Building, issued a statement hours later: “It is a reminder of the importance of implementing the construction site-safety training mandates of Local Law 196 of 2017, which will be a vitally important way to prevent future fatalities like these,” He promised to work to ensure Local Law 196 is put into effect for the June 1st, 2019 deadline.

Source:, New York Times, Crain’s

BEST OF THE WEB This week, we found a video with the 9 Construction Tech Trends to Watch in 2019 including how robots and exoskeleton will impact safety on construction sites:



OSHA is preparing for its annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down May 6-10.

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