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Two NYC Workers Knocked Off Bridge by Passing Car

Workers carrying materials fall 15 feet from upper level of bridge onto a protective barrier

October 25, 2016

New York's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

 

 

Two men working on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge were injured last Thursday when a passing car knocked them off the upper bridge deck. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is a 12 lane, doubledecker suspension bridge that carries I-278 traffic 228 feet above the Upper New York Bay from Staten Island to Brooklyn, New York.

The men were working for contractor Tutor Perini on the $235.7 million project to replace the bridge's original concrete upper level deck with a new steel deck. While carrying a wood beam on the upper level of the bridge around 7:35 a.m., a car struck the beam, knocking both men off the upper deck and onto a protective barrier which serves as a roof over the lower deck, according to the New York Fire Department.

Both men were taken to Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, one with a broken arm and the other with neck and back injuries. It is unknown if the driver was charged with a crime.

 

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