Crane cable snaps at 4 WTC site, one construction worker slightly injured

New York /
Feb.February 16, 2012 11:30 AM

[Updated at 12:25 p.m. with statement from Tishman Construction] A cable on a construction crane at 4 World Trade Center snapped while lifting a load of an estimated three or four steel beams, sending them crashing back down 40 stories onto the flatbed truck from which they were lifted, numerous sources confirmed to The Real Deal.

A construction worker was injured, but refused medical attention, according to a spokesperson for the New York City Fire Department.

The accident occurred today around 10 a.m., another FDNY spokesperson said. Apparently the crash, at Cortland and Church streets, in Lower Manhattan, occurred in an area not open to the public.

Tishman Construction, the contractor in charge of construction at the tower, released a statement saying: “We are investigating the matter in full cooperation with the Port Authority, FDNY and NYC Department of Buildings. The job is partially shut down pending the investigation.”

The site, being developed by Silverstein Properties, is slated to rise 72 stories. Construction has been ongoing, and it is not immediately clear when it will resume.

 

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