Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hardhats busted for fake safety cards

From the NY Post:

Authorities have busted 30 construction workers at job sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn for allegedly carrying fake scaffold certification cards, the Department of Investigation announced yesterday.

The DOI said the arrests were the result of a two-week sweep with the Buildings Department, whose inspectors also issued full and partial stop-work orders at 14 of the sites.

One construction-company owner, identified as Manuel Rodriguez, was charged with possessing 32 of the bogus cards.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration cards are required to work on scaffolding and at large job sites.

The arrests were carried out at some of the city’s fanciest addresses, including 55, 530 and 502 Park Ave. and 923 Fifth Ave.

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