Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Rebuilding of Ground Zero, Part 166

It's been a streak of bad luck at 4WTC since the tower was topped out earlier this week.

Yesterday, a construction worker was impaled on a steel rod he was carrying when he fell about six feet. That worker is expected to recover from his injuries.

Today, workers at street level had to dodge falling glass when a piece of steel being raised on the south side of the tower struck the facade more than halfway up due to high winds.
Fifty firefighters responded to the scene after being alerted to the accident on the south side of the rising tower about 11:30 a.m., the FDNY said.

Construction workers at the scene said that the beam began to spin and crashed into a few panels of glass about 50 stories up due to high winds.

Police taped off Church Street between Cortland and Rector streets and closed Zucotti Park, and workers were asked to leave the building.
That follows problems earlier this year when a crane dropped a load of steel to the loading area between 3 and 4WTC near the WTC Memorial.

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