ST. LOUIS (AP) – Authorities say a man working on the Eads Bridge in St. Louis has died after a towboat ran into the bridge.
According to the St. Louis Fire Department, the man was killed around 3:15 p.m. Thursday. Fire officials say the impact from a towboat traveling southbound caused the man to fall from some scaffolding on which he was working on and land on the towboat. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the victim was an employee of Thomas Industrial Coatings. The agency is investigating the incident.
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Our previous story is as follows:
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A barge has reportedly hit the Eads Bridge.
KMOV is reporting that one person has died.
No word on any damage to the bridge at this time, but Metro says MetroLink trains are not running across the bridge.
Passengers are being bussed between the 5th and Missouri and Stadium Metrolink stations. Delays are up to an hour.
Rider Alert: MetroLink Station Shuttle in affect between 5th & Missouri and Stadium MetroLink Stations. Delays of up to 60 minutes possible.
— St. Louis Metro (@STLMetro) July 16, 2015
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