We're liking this reporter's attitude:
You would think that someone who is paid to put up buildings would have a clue.
Stop work order on Wendy’s site
What was found was a small hole in the fence, through which several pictures were taken of workers floating a concrete slab at the bottom of a steep-sided, deep excavation with no visible “shoring” to hold back the earth.
Construction safety experts acknowledge that excavation collapses are one of the leading causes of death or severe injury to construction workers. In New York City, any excavation more than four feet deep must either be at a 45 degree angle or “shored up.”
Interestingly, we couldn't find a stop work order listed for either address mentioned in the article:
73-02 Parsons Boulevard
73-15 Kissena Boulevard
But DOB says it's there.
A supervisor for the DOB noted that given the nature of the violations at the Kissena Boulevard site, it would be “quite a while” before construction resumed.
However, one bit of work had been done. They fixed the hole in the fence.
Photo from Queens Courier