Worker Falls Nearly 50 Feet Off Interstate Bridge; Name Released


UPDATE 9/9/13 @ 6:30 p.m.
DUNBAR, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- We now know the name of a construction worker who fell nearly 50 feet off an interstate bridge in Kanawha County.

Dunbar Police tell WSAZ.com that Raymond Lugo was working on the I-64 bridge between Dunbar and South Charleston on Sunday afternoon.

It's unclear what company Lugo is employed with, although fire officials believe he was installing some sort of fencing on the bridge.

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ORIGINAL STORY 9/8/13 @ 6:30 p.m.
DUNBAR, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A worker falls nearly 50 feet off the eastbound Interstate 64 bridge in Dunbar.

It happened Sunday afternoon when the Dunbar and South Charleston Fire Departments responded.

Fire officials say when they got to the scene, a man was laying on his back in heavy brush underneath the bridge. They were able to rescue him within less than 20 minutes and he was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center for treatment.

Officials add the man most likely only has a few broken bones and was conscious and responsive. His name isn't being released.

It's unclear what company the worker is employed with, although fire officials believe he was installing some sort of fencing on the bridge.

The accident is under investigation.


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