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Construction begins on Bjarke Ingels-designed Bronx police station

Construction begins on Bjarke Ingels-designed Bronx police station

Bjarke Ingels has a few high-profile New York City projects currently in the works—the Spiralin Hudson Yards, and the XI, the twisting hotel/condo hybrid that hugs the High Line—but the latest to break ground is slightly more humble. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that construction has begun on the starchitect’s new building for the 40th Precinct in the […]

Critics blame NYC’s scaffold law for rocketing insurance fees

Critics blame NYC’s scaffold law for rocketing insurance fees

Dive Brief: The cost of insurance coverage for New York City’s $11.2 billion East Side Access tunnel has risen 557% from original cost estimates to $584 million, and critics of the state’s long-time Scaffold Safety Law, which makes employers and owners responsible for “gravity-related accidents,” said the regulation is to blame, according to Crain’s New York […]

New York Flooring Manufacturer Cited for Exposing Employees to Mechanical, Chemical, and Other Hazards

New York Flooring Manufacturer Cited for Exposing Employees to Mechanical, Chemical, and Other Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Timberline Hardwood Floors LLC for willful and serious violations of workplace safety and health standards. The Fulton, New York, custom hardwood-flooring manufacturer faces proposed penalties totaling $182,917. OSHA cited the company for failing to implement lockout-tagout procedures to prevent machines from unintentionally […]