The New York Times published a piece about construction deaths and the differences between union and non-union accident rates. Contributor Dominique Bravo argues that, “We are in the midst of a public health epidemic brought on by inadequate safety regulations and public inattention. Construction-safety lapses happen because it pays for companies to run the risk of letting them happen. When the dead are largely foreign born and, in many cases, undocumented, no one much cares.”
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