On March 10th, New York City Buildings Acting Commissioner, Thomas Fariello, announced that 2013 saw a 62.5% decrease in fatal construction-related accidents when compared to 2012. That is a significant decrease. There were 8 fatal construction-related accidents in 2012 and three in 2013. However, all three fatal accidents were caused by worker falls due to lack of adequate fall prevention and protection at the job site. This too is very significant—and tragic, as every one of those deaths was preventable! NYC could have had a 100% decrease if only proper safety measures had been taken.