Friday, April 27, 2018
Many automatically closing doors fail inspection
Nearly four months after the Bronx inferno, the I-Team has discovered more than 22,000 other apartment doors that failed city inspections because they did not automatically close. The violations were issued by inspectors with the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development within the last three years.
About 13,000 of the door violations have been corrected or dismissed, according to city records. But almost 9,000 of the door violations are listed as current hazards that have yet to be fixed.
There are about 300 HPD inspectors citywide, so it is unclear how many malfunctioning fire doors may have evaded detection.