Inspector General’s report shows building safety inspections lacking prior to Hard Rock collapse

October 20, 20220

The New Orleans Inspector General released a new audit Thursday that found city building inspectors failed to show up for safety inspections at construction sites 20% of the time between April 2019 and March 2020.

The report echoes the findings of a joint WWL-TV/Times-Picayune investigation conducted in January and February 2020, which found the same 20% no-show rate by reviewing the GPS tracking data from city inspectors’ city vehicles and comparing those with the inspection reports they filed.

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