A crane cable snapped on Thursday causing the WTC accident. When it snapped, a steel beam weighing between 30,000 and 40,000 pounds fell 40 floors. Thank goodness nobody was injured in the scary accident at the site of the World Trade Centers. After the crash, OSHA launched an investigation and shut down the site to make sure that things were safe before work continued.
Obviously the WTC accident caused people to get anxious, but in the end, nobody was hurt in what could have been a horrible scene. Instead, a car was crushed, and a crane operator narrowly escaped certain death.
Workers report that the falling steel beam caused the entire building to shake. Steamfitter Eric Redd said, "the whole building shook."
Unfortunately the noise caused flashback for people in the area of the 9/11 attacks, which had to have been very difficult to go through even this many years after the terrible day.
This is not the first problem at the World Trade Center site, but thankfully nobody has been injured in the area as work continues. To lose any more people at the site would be unimaginable.
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