- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - Four construction workers have been hurt working on a new Interstate 91 highway bridge spanning the West River in Brattleboro, Vermont.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports (https://bit.ly/1wsA6UD) they were hurt Wednesday when a rebar form collapsed at the site, temporarily trapping one underneath. Two suffered serious injuries and the other two suffered minor injuries. All were taken to the hospital, where their conditions weren’t known.

Brattleboro Fire Chief Michael Bucossi says the form was being used for building up a new bridge abutment. It was about 40 to 50 feet high, 10 feet high and 4 feet deep. The workers were getting ready to put it in place with a crane when it either fell over or collapsed.

Replacement of the bridge over the river and Route 30 began last year.


Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, https://www.reformer.com/

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