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Construction Worker Injured at World Trade Center Site

By Wil Cruz on May 21, 2012 11:55am | Updated on May 21, 2012 1:22pm

A construction worker was injured at the World Trade Center site on May 21, 2012.
A construction worker was injured at the World Trade Center site on May 21, 2012.
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DOWNTOWN — A construction worker was injured at the World Trade Center site Monday morning, officials said.

Marcus McGovern, 35, was working on a scaffolding platform shortly after 11 a.m. at Liberty and Greenwich streets when the plywood he was standing on tipped over, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey said.

McGovern, who works for Navillus Contracting, fell 10 feet, the spokesman said.

"The plywood fell on him," said Steve Coleman, the Port Authority spokesman.

McGovern was transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he was treated for cuts to his arms and head and was in good condition, Coleman said.

McGovern was working at the Vehicle Security Center project, the sub-level area at the site being built for underground parking for large vehicles.

Navillus Contracting did not respond to calls seeking comment.

The accident is the latest construction incident at the site. In February, a load of steel beams fell 40 stories from Tower 4. Last May, a four-foot steel rod fell and hit a teenager who was walking on Liberty Street. The teen was not seriously injured.

And other recent accidents include a worker who fell 20 feet from 3 World Trade Center last November, a worker who was hospitalized after a piece of metal fell on his leg in July, and a worker who was hit in the chest  by equipment at 1 World Trade Center last May.

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