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New Building Laws Aim to Prevent NYC Construction Accidents

April 5, 2022
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The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) has recently updated the city’s building and construction safety regulations. These comprehensive updates include thousands of minor changes and more than 600 major amendments to help improve the city’s safety. These major updates went into effect in January 2022.

These updates come as the DOB cracked down on construction site safety around the city last year. The DOB conducted safety sweeps that lasted three months after the city saw seven construction accident deaths in the first five months of 2021. The operation involved assessing approximately 7,500 construction sites and investigators issuing 1,499 stop work orders and 3,600 violations.

Here are some of the newly introduced safety requirements and code revisions that are intended to work in tandem to increase the protection and safety of construction workers and the public:

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Have you been injured in a construction accident in NYC, or has a loved one lost their life in one? Contact the Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. law office to learn more about your options. Our NYC construction accident lawyers will investigate your accident, figure out what caused it, prove fault for the accident, and determine who you can hold liable for your injuries to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

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