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Bridge Collapse Kills One Worker, Injures Two Others

As of Thursday, two of the workers who survived a construction accident last week were still in the hospital. Jessis Dominguez was listed in fair condition, and Maria Lima was listed in serious condition and was still in the intensive care unit.

The workers were building a steel bridge pylon frame at the state Route 75 bridge replacement project last Wednesday when the structure broke, plunging three construction workers in the South Fork of the Holston River. The other worker, Frangel Garcia, died at the scene of the accident. Rescue divers discovered his body near the collapsed column roughly an hour after the incident. The company’s compliance officer said all three were using safety equipment.

According to the findings from an initial investigation, the steel frame collapsed after a cable snapped. The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the fatal accident.

Construction Accident Survivors Remain Hospitalized, TriCities.com, August 24, 2009
Contact a Massachusetts construction accident attorney to discuss your legal options if you have lost a loved one in a construction accident.

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