Thursday, February 16, 2012

No Injuries After WTC Crane Drops Steel Beams 40 Stories

No serious injuries were reported this morning after a load of steel beams being hoisted at the World Trade Center site fell 40 stories, crushing a truck below.

The incident took place around 10 a.m. outside Four World Trade Center, located at 150 Greenwich Street.

Sources say a cable snapped as the load of steel beams was being lifted off a flatbed truck at the site.

Tower 4 is slated to rise 72 stories and, once complete, will be the new headquarters for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

It will be the fourth tallest skyscraper at the sight.

A spokesman for Tishman, the company in charge of construction at the site, says work at at Four World Trade has been shut down as they investigate the accident along with the Port Authority, FDNY and city Department of Buildings.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says 1 train service in the area was briefly suspended, but has since resumed with residual delays.

By: NY1 News

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