the situation, the Fred Myer (grocery+clothes+sporting/auto/lots of stuff) near my workplace is under remodel, parts of the parking lot are fenced off and about 3/4’s of the parking spots on this end of the are gone. Vehicle and foot traffic via this entrance are both down because its a pain to get to from the street.
so the owner of my work has forbidden students from going to Freds on break because they could get hurt and sue him. its a short walk (around 50-70 yards) and the only visible hazard between us is some boards that are designed to cover wiring on the ground that you might trip over if you didnt see them…
I am wondering how this situation is more dangerous that a parking lot full of cars backing out and people driving through in much higher volumes? is there some hard evidence that construction is measurably more dangerous?
my thoughts are that these kids are just as likely to be injured in either condition but I have no idea where to start toward proving either side.