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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - A security guard at the construction site of 1 World Trade Center was photographed sleeping on the job.

When asked why he appeared to be knocked out, he told the NY Post he was only "exercising my eyes." But the story doesn't end there. The guard is partially blind and says he doesn't fully see the entire area he's paid to man. 

Abdul Basher, 65, is seen wearing shades and lying almost horizontal in a chair in the area of the tower's south lobby, reported the NY Post.

Basher told the Post he has hazy vision out of his right eye due to a nerve condition. He was fired on Saturday by the security firm in charge at the site.

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