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Federal Court Rules That Negligence Was Not Behind Collapse Of 7 World Trade Center

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A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that negligence was not behind the collapse of 7 World Trade Center.

The 2 to 1 decision issued by the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan clears a company owned by developer Larry Silverstein and others in the collapse.

Con Edison claimed negligence in the collapse because tenants of 7 World Trade Center were allowed to install diesel backup generators in the building.

That fuel burned for hours after chunks of the Twin Towers ripped through the building.

7 World Trade Center collapsed around 5:20 p.m. on September 11, 2001, destroying a Con Ed substation located under the building.

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