Crane drops steel 40 stories at WTC site; truck crushed


msnbc.com
February 16, 2012

A crane hoisting steel beams at the World Trade Center site dropped its load Thursday, crushing a construction vehicle on the ground 40 stories below and sending workers scrambling for safety, local media reported.

The Tishman construction company, the general contractor, said no one was hurt in the accident, NBCNewYork.com reported. Other media reports said one person was checked out by medical workers at the scene and released.

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

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