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NYC may revoke construction licenses after fatalities

September 24, 2019


The recent deaths of employees during construction projects may cost three New York contractors their special rigger licenses – if the city’s Buildings Department’s prevails in its effort to revoke them.

The special rigger licenses of Wayne Bellet of Bellet Construction and Mohammad Bhutta of Zain Contracting were suspended following the June death of 44-year-old Carlos Olmedo Lala, who plunged from the second level of scaffolding at a Harlem job site. Bellet and Bhutta allegedly failed to secure the proper permits for their setting up the scaffolding.

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