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: therealdeal.com, 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: https://youtu.be/BkRsA_v5oY4
OSHA is preparing for its annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down May 6-10.