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Part of crane hits 3 WTC, no injuries reported

A part of crane hit the under construction 12th floor of 3 World Trade Center on Thursday, August 11th at 8:30 p.m.

In a statement released after the incident, John Gallagher, a spokesman for Tishman Construction, said: “In keeping with safety procedures when a storm is forecast, this evening a crane was pulling in its unloaded line and hook when a gust of wind pushed the small weighted ball attached to the crane’s line into the glass curtain wall in the base of 3 World Trade Center. Although a glass panel was cracked, nothing fell or is in danger of falling. Further, there were no injuries and the incident was completely contained within the site perimeter. Safety inspectors and authorities are on site and looking into the incident. The panel will be replaced.”

The 3 World Trade Center building is one of three new skyscrapers that will take the place of the Twin Towers, which were destroyed in a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. The 80 story building will open in 2018.

If you have been hurt in a construction site, the experienced lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP could be of help in construction laws. Speak to them by calling at 866-LAWS-USA.


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