Calls to Increase Construction Safety (4/17)
"There's a lot of money in the construction business right now – there's billions of dollars going on here – but a how much money are you going to save or try to make when you have someone getting hurt or someone killed," Father Brian Jordan told the radio station. Jordan counsels immigrant workers and says he's worried about the negative affects of the city's construction boom.
Late last week, Father Jordan organized a vigil for a worker who died when he fell off of a scaffold on Wednesday. Department of Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster told the radio station that the city has launched several initiatives to increase worker safety, including increased inspections.