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New York State (NYS) Law signed on February 16, 2021 requires construction worker fatalities to be reported to the NYS Department of Labor (DOL).
  1. This new law takes effect in one year on February 16, 2022.
  2. All medical examiners/coroners will be required to report construction worker fatalities within 72 hours to the DOL.
  3. NYS DOL will then request demographics from the employing contractor to determine ethnicity, immigration status, trade and any union affiliation.
  4. Contractors have 90 days to respond to the DOL or face penalties ranging from $1000.00 to $2500.00 fines. 
  5. DOL will collect data in an effort to reduce fatalities on construction sites. 

For the New York  Senate Bill S1302, click [here]

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