- Associated Press - Thursday, March 12, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle hospital spokeswoman says a worker injured on the construction site for the new State Route 520 bridge across Lake Washington has died.

Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Thursday night that the man was brought to the hospital in “very, very critical condition” and died shortly after arrival. He was not immediately identified.

The Seattle Times reports that Bellevue Fire Lt. Rich Burke says the man fell about 60 feet Thursday afternoon. Burke says state troopers arrived first and performed CPR before the man was rushed to the hospital.

Washington state Transportation Department spokesman Ian Sterling says the worker was on top of the east highrise for the new bridge, where fixed highway spans extend toward the future floating bridge.

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