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 Law Enforcement shall stop all work until guards are erected and maintained as required.
(1997 Code, § 9-301)  Penalty, see § 150.99