Construction Worker Falls From 3 World Trade Center
MANHATTAN — A construction worker fell from a lower floor of 3 World Trade Center on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
An FDNY spokesman said a man in his 30s tumbled about 20 feet and suffered serious injuries to his arm.
Although initial reports from the FDNY indicated the accident happened at 1 World Trade Center, the Port Authority said the incident occurred at 3 World Trade Center.
The man was rushed to Bellevue Hospital.
John Gallagher, a spokesman for Tishman Construction, the construction manager for the project, said the worker remained alert after the accident and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
“An iron worker fell approximately 15 feet from a beam while erecting structural steel at the base of 3 World Trade Center this afternoon," Gallagher said in a statement. "At the time of the fall, he was following all OSHA prescribed safety procedures.”
Work at the site continued after the fall, the spokesman said.
The incident comes a little more than a month after another construction worker was injured at that same site after a beam rolled over on him. That worker also suffered non-threatening injuries.