As most of us have experienced, accidents can happen anywhere at any time. Imagine taking a fall while walking through the parking lot where you work or tripping over construction materials that someone left in the middle of the sidewalk. It is easier than it seems to suffer a serious injury from a fall.
In New York, it seems like a construction worker is hurt on the job every week. They are seriously injured and sometimes the accident leads to their death. Innocent people who are simply trying to walk by the construction site are injured as well. For instance, in February, a woman was hit with a piece of plywood that blew off a fence at a construction site and she died.