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 A partial stop work order was rescinded on April 8 after a DOB inspector visited the site.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."