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3 World Trade Center Accident: Construction Worker In Serious Condition After Fall

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A construction worker at Three World Trade Center is in serious condition after falling 15 feet to the ground while installing a steel beam early Wednesday afternoon.

The Observer reports the worker slipped and fell to the ground, sustaining injuries to his head and likely breaking both of his arms.

FDNY and Port Authority officials say the construction worker is a 36-year old employee. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

In June, a construction worker at 4 World Trade Center survived after falling roughly five feet off the ground and impaling himself on a piece of metal.

The New York Times recently profiled a crane operator working at the World Trade Center site who expressed the stress and strain that goes into working such a perilous job.

45-year old Tom Gordon said, "It's a lot of stress. I mean you're hanging off the side of a building. Mentally, you're constantly looking and constantly trying to pay attention to everything that goes on."

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