Falling construction debris: A street life hazard in New York City
In the past five years, 59 people have been struck by falling debris from New York City construction sites, according to the New York Post.
And the numbers are on the rise: 27 percent of those pedestrians were victimized between January and September in 2014.
Only one pedestrian has been killed by falling debris in the past six years, according to data from the city Building Department.
The 16 people injured in the first nine months of 2014 included two people struck by falling glass on West 57th Street in July; one driver who was injured when four cars — including a taxi — were hit by a plank that dropped from the roof of a building on East 88th Street; and two pedestrians splashed with concrete while walking down Broadway in Tribeca.
Source: the New York Post