New York Health & Safety

Another New York construction accident.

The city routinely asks it’s citizens to thread by, below and through construction. Cranes fall on houses, steel falls in ball fields.

saw by digiart2001 on flickr
With fallible commuter logic we do our part by filing under half-assembled scaffolding or pinning ourselves between heavy equipment and heavy traffic. Why don’t we cross the street? Go around the block?

I once shared the crosswalk at 9th Ave and 15th St with a 30″ pavement cutter. A utility crew worked it’s way across the intersection in bursts, cutting with the light in front of cars and along side pedestrians.

Life is cheap compared to the city’s evolution and our urgent routines.

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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.