Construction Worker Breaks Leg at Toxic WTC Tower

A construction worker has broken his leg in an accident at a toxic ground zero tower where two firefighters were killed over a year ago.

The accident happened last week in the basement level of the former Deutsche Bank tower, where workers were removing debris.

Officials say an excavator struck the LVI Environmental Services worker and he broke his right leg.

New York City's Buildings Department cited the contractor for not providing enough shoring or netting for fall protection. LVI was hired to dismantle and clean the building of debris a year ago.

Prosecutors last month indicted the former subcontractor, John Galt Corp., and three construction officials on manslaughter charges for the deaths of two firefighters in a 2007 blaze.

A spokesman for the building's owner, the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., didn't know how many workers had been injured at the site since the fatal fire.

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