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Manhattan D.A. Focused on Construction Safety Violators


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Manhattan's District Attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr., is serious about construction safety. The Big Apple may be improving its overall crime statistics, but there is still a long road ahead for the jobsite. The DA feels things may be getting a bit lax on the NYC jobsite, so he's taking a proactive role. Following a well-publicized trench-collapse accident that killed a construction worker in early 2016, Vance put together a construction safety taskforce to take a closer look at construction safety compliance in the city. In 2015 there were 400 construction accidents in the city, a figure Vance would like to revise drastically downward.  Read more...