After Rash of Construction Worker Deaths, NYC Council Member Promises to Finally Implement Safety Law

By Erin Hudson, The Real Deal

The latest death is prompting politicians to accelerate the implementation of a construction safety law passed in 2017.

Records show there were at least two complaints filed with the DOB regarding safety concerns on the job site prior to Echevarria’s death. A partial stop work order was rescinded on April 8 after a DOB inspector visited the site.

It is also a reminder of the importance of implementing the construction site safety training mandates of Local Law 196 of 2017, which will be a vitally important way to prevent future fatalities like these."

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