City's construction horrors spur feds:
Federal safety watchdogs kicked off a two-week crackdown Monday on high-risk building sites after construction accidents claimed 20 lives in New York this year.
New Safety Policy for Construction Cranes
During Congressional testimony in Washington, the acting commissioner of the city’s Department of Buildings, Robert D. LiMandri, announced an overhaul of crane safety policies in response to two fatal crane accidents in New York City.
Audit Says Buildings Dept. Failed to Fix Hazards
On Tuesday, City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr. released an audit finding that the department has repeatedly failed to make sure that hazardous conditions were fixed.
City's worst buildings escape reinspection despite spike in construction deaths
Despite record construction deaths and destruction, the city failed to reinspect 20% of the worst buidings last year...