Feds: New York City Inspector Sold Safety Cards

March 9, 2010

A former New York City building inspector has been charged with selling safety certification cards to workers who hadn’t received any training.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan accused Michael DiNardo on Friday of selling dozens of Occupational Safety and Health Administration cards to workers who needed them to install scaffolding or handle hazardous waste.

Prosecutors say he charged up to $325 per card. He had access to the documents because he was an OSHA-authorized safety trainer.

An undercover investigator says the 52-year-old didn’t require workers to undergo any of the required training before handing over the licenses.

DiNardo was fired by the city in 2007.

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