World Trade Center Crane Accident: Steel Beams Fall 40 Stories
World Trade Center: Crane Drops Steel Up to 40 Stories at WTC Construction Site
A crane accident at the World Trade Center construction site has sent emergency crews scrambling to Cortlandt and Church Streets. A crane dropped a payload from the Tower 4 superstructure, crushing a truck and early reports suggested at least one victim.
The crane's cable snapped, dropping a load of 60-foot steel beams onto a truck 40 stories below. Amazingly, only one construction worker was hurt, and he suffered only minor injuries.
The photo of the WTC accident below is a detail from ddistant's Instagram shot.