572 Fifth Avenue at 16th Street.
Developer HMY PROJECT LLC
7 Story, 18 Dwelling Units, 18,900SF Total Floor Area
POST APPROVAL AMENDMENT FOR NEW BUILDING DOC 01
APPLICATION PROCESSED - ENTIRE 09/21/2009 (D)
Application approved on: 10/05/2006
Comments for PAA Document 03 Modifying Document 01
Description of Amendment:
PAA FILED RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING TO CHANGE OWNER AND APPLICANT INFORMATION OLD - KARL FISHER, LIC.#021282
NEW - DAVID NAGAN, LIC.#205411
Business Name: KING DAVID ARCHITECTURE PC
ACCORDING TO MONTHLY DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS ACCIDENT REPORTS:
ON JUNE 6TH, 2009 the B.E.S.T. Squad reported
"A WORKER SUPPORTED BY A GUARDRAIL FELL APPROXIMATELY 4 STORIES INTO A SHAFT WHEN THE GUARDRAIL GAVE WAY, 8 ECB VIOLATIONS AND A STOP WORK ORDER WERE ISSUED"
NYC Department of Buildings
ECB Query By Location:
Premises: 572 5 AVENUE
BIN: 3024132 Block: 1052 Lot: 44 CB: 307
ECB VIOL# RESPONDENT NAME DATE FINE
34783374J S & P PIPING & CONST 060909 $8,000
34790525N S & P PIPING & CONST 060909 $5,000
34790526P S & P PIPING & CONST 060909 $12,000
34790527R S & P PIPING & CONST 060909 $8,000
34790528Z S & P PIPING & CONST 060909 $12,000
34790529K S & P PIPING & CONST 060909 $5,000
34790530H S & P PIPING & CONST 060909 $12,000
34790531J S & P PIPING & CONST 060909 $0
ECB Violation Number: 34790528Z
Specific Violation Condition(s) and Remedy:
"FAILURE TO SAFEGUARD ALL PERSONS AND PROPERTY AFFECTED BY CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS, RESPONDED TO 1 ACCIDENT AT ABOVE ACTIVE SITE AS REPORTED BY FOREMAN, IRON WORKER WAS LEANING OR POSSIBLY SITTING ON THE..."
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October 28, 2009
Construction Deaths Spike in City
By Patrick McGeehan
More than 30 construction workers died in falls and other events on job sites in New York City last year, the federal Department of Labor reported Wednesday. Chiefly because of that spike, the overall number of workers who died on the job in New York in 2008 was 90.
The toll of on-the-job fatalities, which had been on a downward trend for the past decade, was up 11 percent from 81 in 2007, according to the report, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among the various ways New Yorkers were killed at work, the biggest increase was in falls, which claimed 29 people, up from 23 in 2007. All told, there were 31 fatalities related to construction, up from 24 in 2007.
Murders in the workplace also rose, to 18 from 15 in 2007, the report showed. But the killers used guns less often: the number of workers shot to death declined to 10 from 12.
“Construction clearly remains a dangerous activity,” said Martin Kohli, an economist for the bureau. “It clearly remains the area in the city where we continue to have the most fatalities.”
The national trend was quite different. On-the-job fatalities dropped by more than 10 percent, and the number of fatal falls was down by more than 20 percent, according to the report.
Mr. Kohli said he would not conclude from the figures that construction was less safe in New York than in the rest of the country. Instead, he attributed the divergence to the timing of the slump in building.
“New York City was still having a construction boom in 2008, and you started to see a bust nationally earlier than that,” he said.
Of the 90 people killed at work in the city, all but nine were men and more than half — 47 — were white.