"During the past two years the building has been under a constant state of construction and there have been many times when there was no heat and no hot water and one or both of the elevators are out of service, which is unacceptable in a luxury building."— Resident of the Printing House Condominium
Serious Safety Violations at The Printing House
Serious construction violations at the Printing House at 421 Hudson Street have included: faulty electrical wiring, danger of falling debris,
an unsafe elevator, scaffolding with fall risks and failure to safeguard public and property affected by construction operations.
Since conversions started, there have been 12 OSHA violations, totaling over $15,000 in fines issued to subcontractors.
Of the 12 violations, 11 were considered “serious” which is defined by OSHA as “a hazard, violation or condition such that there is a substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result.”
In addition, there have been 11 violations, totaling nearly $18,000 in fines, issued by the Department of Buildings, the vast portion of which remain unpaid.
As recently as December 2013, the Department of Buildings issued an order to stop operating an elevator for being unsafe.