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Buildings commissioner talks priorities in final de Blasio years

Often regarded as one of the more thankless City Hall gigs, the commissionership of the Department of Buildings involves...

Buildings commissioner talks priorities in final de Blasio years
311 East 50th Street (Credit: Google Maps)

City moves to revoke license of contractor it blames for construction worker’s death

The city wants to take away the license of a contractor who it alleges was responsible for the death...

City moves to revoke license of contractor it blames for construction worker’s death
880 St. Nicholas Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

Pair of NYC construction honchos to lose licenses over worker death

The city is suspending the licenses of two construction bosses who it maintains contributed to the death of a...

Pair of NYC construction honchos to lose licenses over worker death
335 Madison Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

Scaffold at Milstein tower didn’t have guardrails when worker fell to his death: Department of Buildings

A construction worker died on Saturday after falling from an unguarded scaffold at Milstein Properties’ 335 Madison Avenue. Giuseppe Pagano, 49, of Queens, was...

Scaffold at Milstein tower didn’t have guardrails when worker fell to his death: Department of Buildings
859 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn (Credit: Google Maps and iStock)

NYC saw at least dozen construction deaths in 2018. Only 1 was reported

Starting June 1, the DOB will issue $2,500 initial violations to building owners who fail to report deaths or...

NYC saw at least dozen construction deaths in 2018. Only 1 was reported
Developer behind fatal facade collapse that killed 2-year-old to pay city $50K, but won’t serve time

Developer behind fatal facade collapse that killed 2-year-old to pay city $50K, but won’t serve time

The developer responsible for a 2015 facade collapse that killed a two-year-old girl and injured her grandmother has pleaded guilty to a pair of...

Developer behind fatal facade collapse that killed 2-year-old to pay city $50K, but won’t serve time
Officials at rally say construction tax fraud and fatalities are linked

Officials at rally say construction tax fraud and fatalities are linked

Following a string of construction-related deaths last week, city and state officials on Monday said there’s a connection between...

Officials at rally say construction tax fraud and fatalities are linked
After rash of construction worker deaths, NYC council member promises to finally implement safety law

After rash of construction worker deaths, NYC council member promises to finally implement safety law

The latest death is prompting politicians to accelerate the implementation of a construction safety law passed in 2017. Gregory Echevarria, 34, was killed after...

After rash of construction worker deaths, NYC council member promises to finally implement safety law
Construction worker falls to his death working on Brooklyn rooftop

Construction worker falls to his death working on Brooklyn rooftop

A young construction worker fell to his death while doing work on One Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights. The...

Construction worker falls to his death working on Brooklyn rooftop
Worker killed by falling masonry at Turtle Bay rental building

Worker killed by falling masonry at Turtle Bay rental building

A construction worker repairing masonry on a scaffold at 311 East 50th Street was killed Monday after being struck...

Worker killed by falling masonry at Turtle Bay rental building
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