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    :: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 ::

    Fatal Construction Accidents in the City Rise Sharply Over 12 Months - By Sewell Chan, New York Times
    Of the 28 incidents in which the 29 workers were killed, 19 involved companies with 10 or fewer workers and 21 involved workers who were immigrants or had limited English proficiency and 24 involved nonunionized workers.

    Mr. Mendelson said that unionized workers were not immune from accidents, but had a better safety record. “There’s no reason why nonunion workers should have a lower level of protection,” he said. “Obviously there’s a disparity here.”
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