From the Daily News:
Days after the city imposed tough new standards on construction safety training, a bogus safety certificate surfaced at a troubled Manhattan high-rise.
The discovery last month of the illicit card, purportedly issued by the U.S. Labor Department, raises questions about enforcement of the new law and renews concerns about widespread bogus training.
"I never received any training," Brazilian immigrant carpenter Joao Dias, 37, told the Daily News after union investigators seized the card from him at a violation-plagued hotel rising at 30 W. 31st St.
"I never met the guy who signed it."