Construction site accident at World Trade Center leaves worker in serious condition
August 1, 2012
A worker who was impaled on a piece of metal after falling in a construction site accident at the World Trade Center is in critical condition following the incident. The accident occurred at 4 World Trade Center, which was the sight of another accident in February 2012.
According to reports from the City of New York Fire Department, the injured construction worker was a 37-year-old male who fell four to five feet onto a piece of metal. The worker suffered a puncture on the side of his body, but is expected to survive his injuries.
4 World Trade Center is a 72 story building, and the second building in the World Trade Center complex to be completed following the September 11th attacks. After the final steel beam was placed on the building in June 2012, workers resumed work on completing the interior of the structure, which is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2013.
Another serious construction site accident occurred at 4 World Trade Center in February 2012, when several steel beams fell 40 stories at the site. One man who was driving a flatbed truck near the site of the accident was injured, although no other injuries were reported.
Construction workers and contractors who have suffered on the job injuries may be eligible to file a lawsuit to receive compensation for their injuries and medical expenses. If you have been the victim of a construction site accident, contact the law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson for a free legal consultation by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out our free case evaluation form.