Woman killed near NYC jobsite after being struck by plywood in freak accident

A woman walking in New York City was killed Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a piece of plywood blown from a nearby jobsite.

According to a report from the New York Daily News, 37-year-old Trang-Thuy Nguyen was walking along along W. 12th Street and talking on her cell phone when a gust of wind tore a 4-foot by 8-foot piece of plywood from a fence surrounding a luxury condominium being built by Turner Construction.

The wind slammed the piece of plywood into Nguyen with such force, the paper reports, that she was then knocked into the brick wall of a parking garage, hitting her head.

The National Weather Service told the paper that winds in the city were gusting up to 38 miles per hour at the time of the accident.

Nguyen was rushed to the hospital but died from her injuries there.

The News reports Turner and the owner of the property have been issued “11 serious code violations since 2012—including complaints about falling debris, the Building Department said.”