New York, NY – The New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH) recently released the following statement after the State Assembly passed of Carlos’ Bill, sponsored by Assemblymember Francisco P. Moya, on 6/21/17:
“The bill, named in honor of worker Carlos Moncayo, who was killed in a preventable cave-in on a Harco Construction job site in 2016, would dramatically increase the maximum fines for companies and contractors convicted of felonies from the current preposterously low amount of $10,000 to as much as $500,000, and it would also establish the new crime of Endangering the Welfare of a Worker.
NYCOSH applauds the Assembly and urges the Senate to pass this bill. Criminal contractors, corporations, bosses and supervisors must face real consequences for risking workers’ lives. Those that make the decision to place speedy work and profits above workers’ lives must be prosecuted and held accountable for these crimes, which result in too many preventable deaths on the job.”