Sheet of Plywood Kills Woman in Manhattan

It was blown from construction site onto pedestrian
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 18, 2015 7:09 PM CDT
Sheet of Plywood Kills Woman in Manhattan
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A 37-year-old woman walking in Manhattan yesterday was killed when a 4-by-8 sheet of plywood blown from a construction site hit her, reports the New York Daily News. Police say the sheet came off a fence surrounding the construction of a new condo complex on West 12th Street and struck Tram Thuy Nguyen on the sidewalk as she was talking on the phone, reports the New York Times. The impact knocked her into the wall of a parking garage. Construction has been shut down for the time being, and the contractor has been issued safety violations for failing to secure the work site. Winds were nearly 40mph at the time. (More New York City stories.)

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