Sunday, April 13, 2008

Safety Problems at Many Brooklyn Construction Sites

The Department of Buildings has found major problems with scaffolds at many Brooklyn construction sites. This morning's Daily News sums it up as "Scaffolds improperly attached to buildings. Sidewalk sheds missing braces. Untrained workers installing crucial safety equipment." DOB shut down 43 sites (most temporarily) last month during a citywide safety crackdown. Per the News: "The citywide sweep - 305 Brooklyn sites were inspected, and violations were found at 87 - came after a series of high-profile scaffold accidents this winter, including a scaffold collapse in heavy winds in Clinton Hill that killed a construction worker."



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