WTC accident: Steel beams fall 40 stories with no injuries

WTC accident: Steel beams fall to the ground and hit a tractor trailer Thursday in New York. No one was injured in the WTC accident.

Mark Lennihan/AP
Firefighters inspect a load of steel beams and broken cable that fell onto the back of a truck at the World Trade Center construction site, Thursday, Feb. 16, in New York. Preliminary reports indicate that a crane atop Four World Trade Center was unloading the beams from the truck when the cable snapped, dropping the beams onto the truck. No one was seriously injured in the accident.

Construction work at the World Trade Center was partly shut down Thursday for an investigation after a crane dropped metal beams 40 stories, damaging a flatbed truck.

The Tishman construction company says no one was hurt in the accident.

Tishman says a cable on the crane snapped at around 10 a.m. The truck had hauled the steel into the lower Manhattan site.

Construction worker Frank Pensabene (PEHN'-zuh-been) heard a loud crash. He says: "Everybody was yelling and running."

Tishman says it is investigating the matter along with the fire and buildings departments, and the Port Authority, which owns the site.

There were some subway disruptions for about an hour.

The accident occurred inside the construction zone at Four World Trade Center.

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