2014 – 05/07/2014 – Watertown, NY, general construction company cited by US Labor Department’s OSHA for ‘entirely preventable’ fatal fall at Pulaski work site. SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Following the death of 23-year-old construction worker Kyle Brown, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that his employer, Watertown-based general construction contractor MTL Design […]
Schneiderman Announces Felony Guilty Pleas By Roofer Who Defrauded Capital Region Homeowners via A.G. Schneiderman Announces Felony Guilty Pleas By Roofer Who Defrauded Capital Region Homeowners | Eric T. Schneiderman. According to the article, “Decker admitted that as part of his scheme, he stole $5,000 last summer from a Malta homeowner who had hired him […]
Out of school youth is the term typically used to identify students who drop out of middle or high school before earning a diploma. In WNY and across NYS, kids who choose this path face a stark reality: They have limited options for continuing their education and are at risk of living in poverty and/or […]
Keep your tools secure and dry this winter! If you’re familiar with Weatherguard, then I don’t really need to tell you that this is a solid way to organize your truck. Maybe seven years ago I took these as collateral for a loan to one of my employees. He’s long since gone but the boxes […]
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency on Wednesday ordered that from now on, at least 90 percent of the construction jobs on any project it aids must go to Western New York workers. Reacting to a request from the County Legislature, the IDA board approved a new local hiring policy that puts incentives at risk […]
It’s becoming a good time to be a construction worker in Western New York again. From carpenters to sheet-metal workers, from laborers to bricklayers, from truck drivers to crane operators, construction crews are working at jobs throughout the Buffalo Niagara region – especially in downtown Buffalo. “If you’re a good carpenter and you come to Buffalo, […]
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Business First reports that there are nearly $225 million of construction work projects are underway within a compact, four-block area of Canalside.
And with the cost of city demolition tripling during those years, it also put millions of dollars into the pockets of a handful of demolition contractors, some with shady pasts.
As of September 15, 2011, the grace period has expired and the new requirements are fully enforceable. The new requirement applies in cases where the building’s end use will be a dwelling and it is constructed of traditional wood frame materials (or equivalent cold-formed sheet metal stud) and methods. Anyone working six (6) feet or more […]
According to a recent survey of 170 metropolitan areas, Buffalo ranks 6th in the nation in stability of its construction sector. The ranking is based on number of building permits issued. Although the Buffalo area saw a 28.5 percent decline over the last five years, most other areas fared much worse.
So here’s an article that talks about Rocco Termini, The Outsource Center, Dorian and Spencer Gaskin, ReUse Action, and even Sen. Mark J. Grisanti––and their contribution to the renovation of the Lafayette Hotel in downtown Buffalo. Sure these folks all doing great things, but no mention of Kim Tatoian, Sarah Tomani, and Teddy Royal who […]
Last week I met with an OSHA representative to discuss the upcoming enforcement of the residential fall protection rules that have been on the books since the 1990’s. As promised, he followed up with an email loaded with good information that I thought I’d pass on to our readers. The link below will take you to […]
Directive to September 15, 2011 Enforcement of the new residential roofing directive is being pushed back to September 15, 2011, according to a letter the Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent out last week to the construction community. The target date to start enforcement had been previously set at June 16, 2011. OSHA sent out […]
Thursday, the fight against the NYS DOT’s decision to add an allegedly illegal PLA on the Exit 122 procurement was brought to the airwaves on the “Fred Dicker Live from the State Capitol” talk show on 1300 AM in Albany. Mark Galasso of Lancaster Development, Inc. -a founding member of Empire State ABC- was interviewed […]