It shall be the duty of the owner, tenant or lessee causing the construction, demolition or moving of any building or improvement within the municipality to have during such work all excavations, open basements, building materials and debris protected by suitable guards or barricades by day and by warning lights at night. The failure, neglect or refusal of said persons to erect such guards shall constitute a violation of this section and the Utilities Superintendent shall stop all work until guards are erected and maintained, as required.
(Prior Code, § 9-601)  Penalty, see § 10.99