Enforcement and Inspection

NYC Announces Crackdown on Construction Employers

In the midst of a record construction boom, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced tough new sanctions for serious construction safety lapses. Find out who’s being targeted and why.

Between October 2014 and September 2015, 18 workers reportedly died at NYC jobsites. The city announced plans to quadruple the penalties for noncompliance, conduct a wave of more than 1,500 enforcement sweeps, and require new supervisors at construction sites citywide. To ensure that builders cannot profit by skirting safety rules, the city is raising penalties for serious safety lapses from $2,400 to $10,000 and is increasing the penalty for not having a construction superintendent from $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000.

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