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No Permits for 493 Myrtle Work (NYT Local)

Posted on 01 August 2008 (0)

The contractor working on 493 Myrtle the day it collapsed did not have the city building permits required to do the kind of extensive work that eyewitnesses said was going on before the building fell.

Almas Bhuiyan, the general contractor listed under M & R Construction Brooklyn Inc., was current with his license and insurance requirements, but he did not have permits for the major work on the side wall, records show.

That work appears to include erecting scaffolding, which a photograph taken days before the crash indicates was affixed to the building, and jack hammering, which a witness said he heard that morning. Read more…