World Trade Center Crane Accident: Steel Beams Fall 40 Stories onto Truck

A crane at the WTC construction site sent steel beams flying 40 stories down to the ground, smashing a truck.

Witnesses said that a cable snapped on the crane, stationed at Tower 3, according to DNAInfo.

Workers rushed for cover, but the truck's driver was fine and nobody else was severely hurt. One man had minor injuries, but was treated and released by medics on site.

The accident took place just before 10 a.m., near the intersection of Church and Liberty Streets.

Some reports claim, however, that the accident took place at Tower 4, the southernmost building.

The incident is being investigated by the contractor, Tishman, and New York's Buildings Department.

Check back to Runnin' Scared for updates.

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