Who will investigate the accident at 4 WTC?

February 27, 2012 11:30AM

No conclusions have been reached so far about what caused a cable on a crane working at the 4 World Trade Center site to snap, sending steel beams crashing onto a flatbed truck 40 stories below, DNAinfo reported.

The Department of Buildings looked into the incident, according to city records, but was barred from making any safety recommendations because the site is under the jurisdiction of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Now residents of the local Community Board 1 are concerned that overlapping jurisdictions and convoluted city policies will prevent any investigation from making substantive conclusions. “It’s already been over a week,” said Catherine McVay Hughes, chairwoman of CB1’s World Trade Center Redevelopment Committee. “We want to know what went wrong and what’s being done to prevent it from happening again.” [DNAinfo]