A falling piece of rebar recently struck a young boy in the hand at the world trade center construction site. The four foot long iron rod fell through a small gap in a platform used to suspend construction staff in the air while they work on the building’s exterior. Such construction site scaffolding is typically designed not only to provide an elevated platform for construction workers, but also to protect people passing below the construction zone from falling objects. In this case, it appears that a gap in the scaffolding was large enough to allow a piece of rebar to fall through, endangering pedestrians below. Read the full article here.