Recent Scaffolding Collapses in NYC
201705.08
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Recent Scaffolding Collapses in NYC

Scaffolding is everywhere in New York City. You can walk down nearly any street and see scaffolds above the sidewalk, blocking the sunlight and any falling precipitation from the people walking below. These scaffolds exist to support construction workers working on the upper floors of buildings and to protect those below from falling objects and…

Injury Risks Faced by Undocumented Workers and How to Reduce Them
201701.17
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Injury Risks Faced by Undocumented Workers and How to Reduce Them

Why are Undocumented Workers Often Put into Perilous Situations? In many cases, undocumented workers hold dangerous jobs because their job prospects in the United States are limited. Undocumented immigrants are also often pressured to take riskier assignments at their jobs than other workers because there is a lower chance of them seeking compensation or speaking…