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NYC Closes 300 Construction Sites for Security Breaches: Report


New York City closed more than 300 construction sites in June for security breaches by construction inspectors, according to a report.

The city department’s raid was sparked by the deaths of seven construction workers that year, including three in May, the New York Daily News reported.

The report comes as US construction issues come under scrutiny Thursday following the fatal collapse of a residential building in Surfside, Florida.

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More than a third of the closed New York locations were in Brooklyn, the Daily News reported.

Deaths in New York City included a worker falling into an elevator shaft on May 22nd and another worker falling four-story from the roof of a convicted bank building on May 27, the newspaper reported.

In addition to the dead, more than 1,000 construction workers have been injured while working in the city in the past two years, the report said.

Most injuries were related to falls because workers were not properly tense while working on higher floors of buildings, the Daily News reported.

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New York City has been in the midst of a construction boom since 2014, with around 35,000 locations being worked on during that time, the report said.

A hearing is scheduled at City Hall in July on several new construction safety laws proposed by city officials, the Daily News reported.

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