Ironworker Falls and Hits Head at World Trade Center Site

By Julie Shapiro on April 17, 2012 11:03am 

The World Trade Center site shown at the end of February 2012. A worker fell near the No. 1 subway line in the center of the site and cut his head April 17, 2012.
The World Trade Center site shown at the end of February 2012. A worker fell near the No. 1 subway line in the center of the site and cut his head April 17, 2012.
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LOWER MANHATTAN — An ironworker at the World Trade Center site fell and cut his head early Tuesday morning, Port Authority officials said.

The 27-year-old worker was standing on scaffolding and demolishing temporary steel supports that hold up the No. 1 subway line, which runs through the middle of the World Trade Center site, when he lost his balance about 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said.

Because the worker was wearing a safety harness, he only fell about 5 feet, but as he tumbled he struck his head against a hard object, Coleman said. He was about 30 feet below street level at the time.

The worker was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center with a head laceration, officials said.

"We're currently investigating," Coleman said.

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