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NYC’s construction site inspections, enforcement ‘inadequate’

September 8, 2022

Though DOB did agree with most key recommendations in the report, Eric Ulrich, commissioner at the DOB, said in email to the deputy comptroller that “it is important to note that the onus is on contractors and site safety professionals” to ensure safety on construction sites.

He also added that while DOB has procedures in place to follow up on injuries and fatalities, there are “practical limitations that at times prevent DOB from becoming aware of deaths that occur after an incident or accident has occurred at a construction site.”

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