Monday, May 19, 2008

City adding 63 more building inspectors

Under fire for a spate of construction accidents, the city will spend $5.3 million to hire 63 more safety inspectors, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sunday.

``The Buildings Department has a critical responsibility to protect the public from construction hazards and to protect the lives and guard the safety of the city's more than 125,000 construction workers,'' Bloomberg said.

``Today, we are furthering this mission by investing resources in making sure that the city's diverse and talented construction industry takes responsibility for worker and public safety at construction sites throughout the five boroughs from high-rise construction to single-family homes.''

The new hires will bring the total number of buildings inspectors to 461, up from 277 in 2002.


NYC Pledges Millions for Safer Work Sites

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

And how long will it take
for these newly hired inspectors
to become as corrupt as
the old ones?

I understand that DOB
now offers classes on how to properly accept a bribe from a builder!

jerry rotondi said...

Surprise them with spot check polygraph exams at least three times annually, like they do in the security field.

That ought put a very big dent in that long standing problem!

chicken little said...

ATTENTION
ALL WHO ARE PLANNING TO VISIT
NEW YORK THIS SUMMER:

STAY AT HOME ! BUILDINGS ARE FALLING!

(I used to be afraid of the sky
tumbling down but that's rather a moot point now).