Crane Drops Steel 40 Stories At Trade Center Site



Salon Staff
February 16, 2012 11:00PM (UTC)

NEW YORK (AP) — Construction work at the World Trade Center was partly shut down Thursday for an investigation after a crane dropped metal beams 40 stories, damaging a flatbed truck.

The Tishman construction company says no one was hurt in the accident.

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Tishman says a cable on the crane snapped at around 10 a.m. The truck had hauled the steel into the lower Manhattan site.

Construction worker Frank Pensabene (PEHN'-zuh-been) heard a loud crash. He says: "Everybody was yelling and running."

Tishman says it is investigating the matter along with the fire and buildings departments, and the Port Authority, which owns the site.

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There were some subway disruptions for about an hour.

The accident occurred inside the construction zone at Four World Trade Center.


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