Monday, November 3, 2014

This Sucks

You're walking down the street minding your own business, maybe talking on the phone or bopping to some music when all of a sudden, you wake up dead.
From the NY Post:
A hard hat fiddling with his tape measure on the 50th floor of a high-rise condo under construction site accidentally dropped it Monday — and it landed on a man below, killing him, authorities said.
The 58-year-old victim, also a construction worker, wasn’t wearing his hard hat at the time, having left it in the back of his car, witnesses said.
The freak accident occurred as an AJD Construction worker was preparing a wall for windows on the 50th floor of one of two partially built residential towers at 70-90 Columbus Drive in Jersey City, according to witnesses and authorities....
The instrument fell nearly 500 feet before striking a piece of construction metal about 10 feet above ground, officials said.
The measuring device would have been falling at nearly 140 mph when it hit the piece of metal, City College professor Robert Alfano told The Post.
The tool ricocheted off the metal and smashed into victim Gary Anderson, who had been leaning into a car window to talk to someone and had just pulled his head out when he was struck, witnesses said.
Another 3 inches to either side and the guy would have lived.
Sometimes, when it is your time to go, it's time to go.

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