With the number of construction-related deaths on the rise, city investigators are quietly showing up at job sites and arresting workers with fake safety training cards, the Daily News has learned.
Workers are required to take safety courses run by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to reduce accidents at job sites, but over the years there's been a growing problem with workers blowing off the courses and using fraudulent OSHA cards to claim they're trained.
Since the beginning of the year, more than 20 workers with allegedly bogus OSHA cards have been busted at city construction sites, sources familiar with the crackdown said.
The sweep — carried out by the Department of Investigation and the Buildings Department — comes as construction fatalities in New York City jumped to 18 in the last federal fiscal year, up from 12 the year before.
The latest arrests took place Oct. 17 with five workers led away in handcuffs at two sites where housing is going up in Queens and the Bronx.
Members of DOI, the Buildings Department and NYPD detectives arrested the five for possessing what they say are fake OSHA cards. Another 19 workers were pulled off the two job sites because they had no OSHA cards at all.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Crackdown on fake OSHA cards
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:17 AM
Labels: arrest, Department of Buildings, DOI, OSHA, safety
I thought ny was a sanctuary city? Arrested for fake OSHA papers
Arresting them for being here Illegally
Maybe we need some more Darwinism...
Now if only we could get them to shut down illegal construction...
THERE IS NO SANCTUARY!
Yes there is
Maybe whoever is hiring them should get violations like crazy! Aren't they responsible for their employees to be qualified?
In Greece, Quicklime is called Asvesti and Asbestos is called Amiantos, which allows contractors to fool their illegal Greek workers into thinking Asbestos fear is just hype.
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