The Real Deal New York

DOB issues stop work orders at 12 percent of low-rise construction sites

April 29, 2013 06:00PM

The Department of Buildings has issued 34 full and 75 partial stop work orders as part of a citywide safety inspection of 920 low-rise construction sites, the agency said. The orders covered 12 percent of the 920 sites inspected as part of “Operation: Low Rise.”

The two-month investigation, concluded today, netted more than $954,000 in penalties from violations, the department said. The mostly minimal violations included missing fences, missing guardrails, missing fire extinguishers and work without proper permits, the news release said.

DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri delivered the news during his keynote address at the 2013 Build Safe/Live Safe Conference at the New York Marriott Downtown. –Mark Maurer