by Nick Garber
Harlem, NY- The superintendent at a Harlem condominium building under
construction was hit with a $20,000 fine in July for a number of safety violations,
the city announced Monday.
In April 2019, inspectors from the Department of Buildings visited 26 West 127th
Street,, the site of the new six-story building.
At the site, inspectors found that there was no superintendent present, that the
work site log book had not been properly filled out, and that workers at the
scene did not have required safety training cards, DOB spokesperson
Lisa Wood said.
Inspectors also found that the building cellar lacked proper work site egress,
that there were no reports on site for monitoring adjacent buildings for
virbrations caused by construction, that the fence around the site was loose,
that there was no permit for a temporary power system being used, that
barriers at street level were not filled with water as required, and other
'inadequate housekeeping practices throught the site, 'Wood said.
The DOB issued a stop work order at the site and held a hearing in July, where
the $20,000 in penalties was issued to the construction superintendent,
Formely the site of Mount Zion Baptist Church, permits were filed with the city
in 2017 to demolish the three-story building at the address and build a new sic-
story, 12 unit building in its place. Real estate listings advertise condominiums
soon to be for sale at the building, slated to be completed this year.