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Worker injured in fall at Transbay Transit Center construction site

A worker was injured Thursday morning when he fell from a platform at a construction site for San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center, project officials said.

The accident was reported about 8:10 a.m. at a site in the 500 block of Howard Street, where the worker was struck by a crane and fell about 12 feet, San Francisco fire officials said.

According to Adam Alberti, a spokesman for the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, the agency in charge of the transit center under construction, the crane malfunctioned and part of it struck the worker, knocking him from the platform.

Workers were sent home for the day, and Webcor Builders and Turner Construction Co., the companies overseeing the construction work, are conducting an investigation into the incident, Alberti said.

The injured worker did not suffer any broken bones and was expected to be released from the hospital Thursday night, Alberti said

SF Examiner

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