With three construction worker fatalities already in 2011, it is very important that the Department of Buildings addresses New York construction accident attorneys' concerns about the deteriorating state of construction safety in the city. In a nod to these concerns, the New York City Department of Buildings recently posted the agenda for this year's annual Construction Safety Week on its website. The Annual Construction Safety Week will last from 25 April to 29 April. According to the agenda, the event is likely to be marked by extensive discussions on accident prevention, safe scaffolding and demolition and community partnerships.
A total of 116 construction workers were killed in work zone accidents in 2009, which is the last year for which such statistics are available. Earlier this month, New York construction accident attorneys commemorated National Work Zone Safety Week, calling on motorists to watch out forconstruction workers to prevent a crash.
Investigations into the New York bus accident last month that killed 14 people indicate that the bus driver was speeding at the time of the accident, and that some of his initial accounts of the accident were not entirely accurate. Meanwhile, even asthe investigations into the accident continue, the National Transportation Safety Board has intensified pressure on the motor carrier industry to increase safety aids on buses.