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FCF: Beam Destroys Window At World Trade Center

Shattered glass fell 45 stories to the ground below.
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A sudden gust of wind sent a steel beam crashing through the windows at the World Trade Center construction site last month.

According to reports, no one was injured in the incident at 4 World Trade Center, since Liberty Street had been closed off as a precaution prior to the crane lift. The crash happened a day after a worker had fallen and suffered a puncture wound on site.

Representatives from Tishman Construction, who are leading the build, said the street was closed off and the sidewalk was protected by an overhead construction shed to prevent any injury from fallen debris.

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In response to the incident, the company has begun an inspection of the entire front wall of the building for damage.

Officials at the city’s Department of Building and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration are currently investigating the window incident in addition to the worker’s fall.

The OSHA is also reviewing an incident that occurred in February when a crane cable snapped, dropping 20 tons of steel and crushing a flatbed truck below.

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