NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Department of Buildings is warning New York City builders, contractors and property owners that gusty winds could create hazardous conditions Wednesday morning.
The DOB said construction sites, buildings and cranes should be secured and said it has required all crane operations to cease Wednesday.READ MORE: Man Sets Fire To Christmas Tree Outside News Building In Midtown
It says it will be performing random inspections of sites across the city.READ MORE: Rangers Stay Red Hot, Get 4 Points From Panarin In Rout Of Blackhawks
A crane collapsed last month on Worth Street near Church Street in Tribeca as the crew was lowering it due to high winds.
David Wichs, 38, of the Upper West Side, was killed instantly as he walked along Worth Street. Three others were injured, including 73-year-old Thomas O’Brian, who suffered a head injury.MORE NEWS: NYC Hospitality Alliance: Mayor De Blasio 'Grinch' For Vaccine Mandate That May Keep Tourists With Young Children Away
In the wake of the collapse, the city implemented a four-point plan that includes restrictions on crawler cranes and increased fines for failing to comply, among other initiatives.