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Construction worker impaled after fall at 4 WTC

A construction worker was impaled when he fell and landed on a piece of metal at the World Trade Center site.

A construction worker was impaled when he fell and landed on a piece of metal at the World Trade Center site Tuesday.

According to the FDNY, the 37-year-old man was working at 4 WTC when he lost his footing and fell about four feet before making impact with a piece of rebar, which punctured his side. The worker was transferred to Bellevue Hospital, and is expected to survive.

Construction workers had just added the final steel beam to WTC 4 on Monday, making it the tower the closest to completion of all the buildings in the World Trade Center complex. It is expected to be finished in the fall of 2013.

In February, a crane dropped a load of steal bars at 4 WTC. The load plummeted 40 stories before come to a crash on top of a flatbed truck. No one was injured in the incident.

 
 
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