- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) - A construction worker is recovering after falling from a southern Iowa bridge and being trapped under ice.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/1PLbvC0 ) that the accident happened near Knoxville around 9 a.m. Friday.

Knoxville Fire Chief Jim Mitchell says the 57-year-old man was working on the Asa Marshall Bridge south of Knoxville when he fell 11 feet and through an icy stream underneath. His co-workers pulled him from the water using a crane.

He was taken to a Knoxville hospital and later brought to a Des Moines hospital for overnight observation.

Mitchell says the man was in the water for around 30 seconds. His injuries are from a combination of hitting the ice and being in the cold water.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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