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Construction Worker Injured At WTC Tower

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A construction worker was injured in an accident last week in the basement level of the former Deutsche Bank tower, where workers were removing debris. The site is also where two firefighters were killed more than a year ago.

The construction accident happened when the excavator struck the LVI Environmental Services worker and he broke his right leg.

The contractor was cited by the New York City Building Department for failure to provide enough shoring or netting for fall protection.

The accident is the most serious at the site since LVI took over the job cleaning debris and dismantling the building, which was badly damaged on Sept. 11.

Last month, the former subcontractor, John Galt Corp., and three construction officials were indicted on manslaughter charges for the firefighters’ deaths in a 2007 blaze. #