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    :: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 ::

    Accidents at high-rise sites jumped 83 percent, from 23 to 42, during the first 10 months of this year compared to last year, according to data released at the annual Building Trades Employers' Association Safety Conference.

    "We live in a dense, urban environment. We all know any piece of material falling poses a threat to public safety," said Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster.

    "We have called on the concrete industry and the unions to come to the table to work with us to find a solution to this problem."
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