Two workers die in Greenville Bridge accident


Published: March 3,2011

Tags: construction, fatalities, workplace safety

GREENVILLE — Authorities say a second worker has died of injuries suffered yesterday in an accident on the old Mississippi River Bridge between Mississippi and Arkansas.

The old bridge between Greenville and Lake Village, Ark., is being dismantled after a new, bigger bridge was built about a half-mile up river.

Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson tells the Delta Democrat Times that a 46-year-old worker died at the scene yesterday and a 21-year-old employee died later at a Jackson hospital.

Johnson says the names have not been released until authorities contact relatives.

The men worked for Granite Construction, a subcontractor on the dismantling project.

Richard Flores, the foreman at the site, says no work was being done today.

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