Sometimes it is necessary to destroy an existing structure before a new one can be created. Especially in cities like New York that have been built up over a number of centuries, demolition work is necessary for development because there is simply no longer any fresh land in the city upon which to build something new.
Demolition crews and demolition work is therefore essential to the city’s growth and evolution. However, this critical work is often extremely dangerous. Because of its important function and because of the hazards associated with this work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently engaged in efforts aimed at making sure that demolition workers are kept as safe as possible despite the dangerous they face while on the job.