December 9, 2016, New York, NY

“Today, we lost yet another life on a New York City construction site. This marks the 18th death in the City’s construction industry this year. These tragedies are senseless and a greater, more unified effort must be made to prevent them,” said CSACNY President Jim Bifulco.

“Just this Monday, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced that the council will hold an oversight hearing to “bolster building safety” in order to “ensure these avoidable tragedies never happen again.” The loss of yet another worker’s life today demonstrates the speed with which we must act to improve site-safety regulations and oversight.

“The Construction Safety Advisory Committee of New York will continue to advocate for the adoption of our agenda, which would save lives if adopted by the City.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the fallen worker.”


The Construction Safety Advisory Committee of New York (CSACNY) consists of licensed, experienced site safety professionals with decades of experience who joined forces to promote legislation and regulations that improve construction safety on and around job sites. CSACNY works to educate leaders about and advocate for its agenda. The agenda outlines measures that, if adopted by New York City, would improve the safety of our workers and pedestrians, as well as protect the fiscal status of the city’s development by preventing workplace injuries, delays, lawsuits and more. Visit to learn more.