Another Accident at World Trade Center Construction Site in Lower Manhattan

NY Daily News - December 27, 2012

by Joe Kemp

Fire is the latest troubles at the cursed work site

Firefighters responded to a small blaze in a storage container at the World Trade Center construction site on Wednesday, authorities said.

The fire ignited inside the small unit near the memorial center about 11:30 a.m., officials said. No injuries were reported.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the fire.

The fire, which belched a plume of smoke from the work site, is just the latest of a string of accidents reported at the World Trade Center since the beginning of the year.

* Feb. 16: a crane dropped a load of steel 40 stories to the ground, landing on a flatbed truck at 4 World Trade Center. No injuries were reported.

* June 2: A fire ignited on the 89th floor of 1 World Trade Center. No one was hurt.

* June 26: A 37-year-old hardhat fell on a piece of metal, which pierced through his right side at 4 World Trade Center. He was treated for the injury at Bellevue Hospital.

* July 13: A construction worker was hurt at 3 World Trade Center, after a steel beam rolled over his leg. He was treated for the leg injury at Bellevue Hospital.

* Aug. 11: A construction worker fell one story near the 100th floor at 1 World Trade Center. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

* Nov. 28: A worker inside 4 World Trade Center was struck by a piece of overhead pipe that became dislodged. The worker was treated at Bellevue Hospital for a minor head wound.