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A construction worker at One Vanderbilt in August (Getty)

City reports decline in construction-related injuries, deaths

The city reported a nearly 19 percent decrease in construction-related injuries in the last fiscal year, a drop the...

City reports decline in construction-related injuries, deaths
729 Seventh Avenue and Erica Tishman (Google Maps, Getty)

Husband of falling-facade victim files wrongful-death suit

The widower of the woman killed last winter by terra-cotta falling in Midtown has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against...

Husband of falling-facade victim files wrongful-death suit
Golden Shopping Mall at 41-28 Main Street in Flushing (Credit: Google Maps)

Woman killed by panel that fell from Queens strip mall: officials

A woman was killed Thursday by debris that fell from Queens strip mall, marking the second façade-related fatality in...

Woman killed by panel that fell from Queens strip mall: officials
Melania La Rocca

Buildings commissioner talks priorities in final de Blasio years

Often regarded as one of the more thankless City Hall gigs, the commissionership of the Department of Buildings involves...

Buildings commissioner talks priorities in final de Blasio years
311 East 50th Street (Credit: Google Maps)

City moves to revoke license of contractor it blames for construction worker’s death

The city wants to take away the license of a contractor who it alleges was responsible for the death...

City moves to revoke license of contractor it blames for construction worker’s death
880 St. Nicholas Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

Pair of NYC construction honchos to lose licenses over worker death

The city is suspending the licenses of two construction bosses who it maintains contributed to the death of a...

Pair of NYC construction honchos to lose licenses over worker death
335 Madison Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

Scaffold at Milstein tower didn’t have guardrails when worker fell to his death: Department of Buildings

A construction worker died on Saturday after falling from an unguarded scaffold at Milstein Properties’ 335 Madison Avenue. Giuseppe Pagano, 49, of Queens, was...

Scaffold at Milstein tower didn’t have guardrails when worker fell to his death: Department of Buildings
859 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn (Credit: Google Maps and iStock)

NYC saw at least dozen construction deaths in 2018. Only 1 was reported

Starting June 1, the DOB will issue $2,500 initial violations to building owners who fail to report deaths or...

NYC saw at least dozen construction deaths in 2018. Only 1 was reported
Developer behind fatal facade collapse that killed 2-year-old to pay city $50K, but won’t serve time

Developer behind fatal facade collapse that killed 2-year-old to pay city $50K, but won’t serve time

The developer responsible for a 2015 facade collapse that killed a two-year-old girl and injured her grandmother has pleaded guilty to a pair of...

Developer behind fatal facade collapse that killed 2-year-old to pay city $50K, but won’t serve time
Officials at rally say construction tax fraud and fatalities are linked

Officials at rally say construction tax fraud and fatalities are linked

Following a string of construction-related deaths last week, city and state officials on Monday said there’s a connection between...

Officials at rally say construction tax fraud and fatalities are linked
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