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NY to provide free inspections to Sandy victims

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will offer free safety and health inspections to businesses hit by Superstorm Sandy, saving each of them more than $4,000 and speeding recovery.

The state Department of Labor's inspectors will go to the areas hardest hit by the October hurricane for free on-site safety and health inspections.

Business can schedule a free inspection by calling 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365).

Appointments can also be made through the state labor website.

Cuomo says the free inspections should allow businesses to reopen sooner.