Two men working on a pedestrian bridge over the Brazos River in Waco, Texas on Jan. 28 fell into the water when the hydraulic boom lift they were harnessed to slid, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald.
Jose Dario Suarez, 55, died in the accident, found underwater still attached to the machine. The other worker involved was able to release his safety harness and was pulled to safety. Suarez worked for Derr and Isbell Construction Co.
According to the local report, Suarez’s preliminary cause of death was ruled as a drowning, under accidental circumstances. OSHA is looking into the incident.
The pedestrian bridge will connect the Baylor University campus to the university’s new McLane Stadium.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald