The New York Post is reporting another construction accident occurring at the World Trade Center site. The most recent mishap at this troubled project was a fire at near the memorial unit. The blaze ignited yesterday around 11:30 a.m. but no one was hurt. It is unclear what caused the fire or why the jobsite has had so many accidents this year.
At least four workers have been injured at the WTC site this year. The first construction accident happened in June when a 37-year-old construction worker fell on a piece of metal that pierced through his ride side. The worker was treated a local hospital for his injuries. Another worker was injured at 3 World Trade Center when a steel beam rolled over one of his legs.
The third construction worker fell one story near the 100th floor of 1 World Trade Center and a fourth worker was hit by a piece of overhead pipe that came loose.
No fatalities have been reported this year at the WTC construction site.
Generally, workers who have been injured in construction site accidents are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits cover medical expenses associated with a workplace accident or illness. Workers’ comp benefits can also cover lost wages, retraining programs, rehabilitation programs and death benefits, among other things.