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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Violations Seen at 365 Work Sites

Violations have been found at nearly three-quarters of all construction sites checked by the city's inspectorate over the past few weeks, a spokesperson for the agency confirmed Friday.

"Employees last week selectively checked 491 building sites around the city and faults were found at 365 of those in regards to their layout and condition," a spokesperson for the agency said Wednesday, RIA-Novosti reported.

As a result of the inspections, the agency has hit the offending sites and companies behind them with a raft of sanctions.

As of last week, work at four of the worst construction sites in the city had been stopped, the spokesperson said, without specifying which sites.

Overall, the inspectorate has handed out over 300 fines totaling almost 4 million rubles ($160,000) and demanded that the federal licensing center halt the operating licensing for six companies involved. The companies have not been named.

Inspectors checked fencing, storage places for building materials, washing points for the wheels of delivery vehicles, regular disposal of waste products and other facilities, RIA-Novosti said.

Many of the violations were speedily rectified, the spokesperson said. A total of 235 of the offending sites were brought up to the necessary standards by the middle of last week.

In Moscow there are currently around 4,800 construction sites.