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    :: Monday, May 28, 2007 ::

    Danger & ripoffs are on the rise - BY BRIAN KATES, New York Daily News
    How hot construction biz brings a black market, scams & death

    The biggest building boom in more than 30 years has spawned a cadre of scofflaw developers in every borough who routinely violate building codes, flout zoning regulations and ignore basic construction safety, a Daily News investigation shows.

    As a result, entire neighborhoods are being placed in danger, workers are being killed and injured in record numbers and the city is losing millions to a growing off-the-books construction economy.
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