Contractors were not only not reporting construction accidents at the World Trade Center but they also tried to conceal them
Many construction accidents at the World Trade Center have not been reported to OSHA but when they were OSHA investigators ran into roadblocks as they tried to figure out what lead to personal injuries.
Yesterday the NY Daily News looked at the case of Nick Giovinco, a construction worker who suffered two fracture ribs and four lower lumbar fractures after falling 18 feet off a scaffold. Witnesses testified that the tower was shaky and wasn’t braced. Additionally there was no ladder. Witnesses saw the scaffold tipped as Giovinco got to the top but his employer blamed him and said he lost his grip and fell.
Read more in the NY Daily News