Hammer Falls 18 Stories, Smashes Into Cab

Construction has been halted at Goldman Sachs' new headquarters in lower Manhattan after a worker's hammer fell 18 stories and crashed through the rear window of a passing cab.    

No one was injured on Wednesday after the hammer fell from the 43-story tower near the World Trade Center site. The city's Buildings Department issued a stop-work order and a safety violation to the tower's builder, Tishman Construction Corp.

Tishman spokesman John Gallagher says the company is investigating the accident.

The mishap comes after a May 17 accident in which a hunk of steel plunged from the tower onto a ball field during Little League games. No one was hurt.
Tishman Construction Corp. responded by hiring an independent safety monitor and taking other steps to improve safety.

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