This is a personal project of a construction worker in New York City. I choose to remain anonymous because I’m still currently employed as a construction worker and fear retaliation from not only my employer but the unions and coworkers as well.
There’s a macho culture in the construction industry that says safety is for whiners and those who are weak. You should man-up and do your job and get it done. The problem with this culture is that it makes speaking up about construction accidents and construction safety difficult.
For now I’ve asked some others with better writing skills to cover some broad topics of construction safety and accidents but plan on writing more first person accounts as I develop my writing skills.
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John the NYC Construction Worker Safety Advocate