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Thursday, May 10, 2007


DEADLY MISTAKES: Stiffer Penalties for Building Violations Sought - May 3, 2007 - The New York Sun 

Stiffer Penalties for Building Violations Sought - May 3, 2007 - The New York Sun

There have been a disturbing rash of deadly accidents in the last few years in New York. The NYSun reports that there have been 29 deaths in the last year alone!

Contractors, construction union members, and the Department of Buildings Commissioner, Patricia Lancaster, support the anticipated legislation, and appeared yesterday at a City Hall press conference touting the potential safety regulations. The legislation, which has not yet been drafted, would also require the Buildings Department to issue an annual report card with the names of contractors and owners forced to stop work as a result of the new rules.


Reform and oversight is needed but the government must do a better job of enforcing existing regulations.

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