NYC's new building laws provoke contractors' ire

11/5/2008 | Google

New York City has introduced several laws aimed at improving construction-site safety after two Manhattan crane collapses killed nine people this year. New provisions call for tower crane workers to be formally trained, limited use of slings to hold loads, and new licensing requirements. But members of the city's construction industry are up in arms, saying the rules are hard to follow and enforce and cause expensive delays, even if a single piece of paperwork is missing. They're "overkill," one industry official said.

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