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OSHA fines Bronx scaffolder after fatal fall

ConDig (21-June-21).  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a Bronx-based scaffolding company $300,370 after a 21-year-old laborer fell to his death during construction of a seven-story building in Brooklyn, New York. The…




US construction starts drop 2% in April

ConDig (18-May-21).  US construction starts dipped 2% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $853.5 billion amid a decline in the single family sector that offset an uptick in nonresidential building and nonbuilding…


Housing starts surge 19.4% in March

ConDig (16-Apr-21).  Construction of new homes in the US roared up 19.4% in March as the market continues to be underpinned by low interest rates.  Overall housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate…



Construction spending slips in Feb

ConDig (01-Apr–21).  Construction spending in the US edged down 0.8% month-on-month in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate $1.52 trillion compared with $1.53 trillion the month prior amid a blast of severe winter weather…