DOB Appoints New Enforcement Official, Initiates Sweeping Balcony Inspections

The Department of Buildings (DOB) has been under increased scrutiny in the past few years, after a series of tragic construction accidents and the recent guilty plea by a construction crane company that it paid off a top city inspector to shortcut safety inspections and licensing exams. The company acknowledged it had paid the inspector more than $10,000 to fake results for inspections that were never conducted and to certify that the company's Nu-Way workers had passed crane operator tests that at least one of them never took.

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