Brooklyn, NY- A 58-year-old cyclist was hospitalized due to severe head injuries after being struck by a fallen branch.
According to authorities a Parks Department contractor was in the process of pruning a tree when the incident occurred.
A statement from the Parks Department spokeswoman: “NYC Parks is conducting a thorough investigation of this incident. There is no further immediate danger to the public.”
As per Parks Department protocols a safe and secure work environment is required to prevent incidents like Mondays. It has not yet been determined if the contractor pruning the trees observed protocol.
Earlier this week we posted information regarding construction zone safety or lack there of. One undeniable contributing factor to construction related injuries is workers and contractors neglecting to follow safety protocols.
The cyclist injured on Monday likely had no idea he was in a dangerous construction zone. As pedestrians we assume that if a typically secure area, like a sidewalk, is compromised due to unique circumstances, like tree pruning, that we will be made aware.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an incident where others neglected to follow safety protocols seek guidance from an experienced personal injury attorney. When one opts to disregard safety rules and regulations they put themselves and countless others at risk for preventable harm. If you’ve been a victim of a preventable injury contact us today.