Worker Hurt by Dislodged Pipe at 4 World Trade Center

By Joe Parziale on November 28, 2012 6:51pm 

 A worker at 4 World Trade Center was injured after a pipe came loose and struck him in the face on Nov. 28, 2012.
A worker at 4 World Trade Center was injured after a pipe came loose and struck him in the face on Nov. 28, 2012.
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FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A construction worker at 4 World Trade Center was hurt after a metal pipe pumping concrete became dislodged and struck him in the face, officials said.

The worker, an employee of Corporate Electric, suffered minor injuries to his face after the overhead pipe on the tower's fifth floor came loose about 1:10 p.m., according to the FDNY and Silverstein Properties, which owns 4 World Trade Center.

The injured worker was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition, an FDNY spokesman said.

Another worker on the site said the pipe was pressurized and pouring concrete when it gave way.

"His face was covered in concrete powder," the worker said. "But he was moving around and talking, so I think it looked worse than it actually was."

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