Body of Bridge Worker Found

1 decade 1 year 6 months ago Wednesday, April 19 2006 Apr 19, 2006 Wednesday, April 19, 2006 2:11:09 PM CDT April 19, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two months after James Belfield fell into the Mississippi River while trying to help fellow construction co-workers dangling from a bridge by safety harnesses, Belfield's body has been recovered. A fisherman discovered the body of Belfield yesterday, just a few miles south of the Jefferson Barracks bridge in south St. Louis County. Belfield was part of a work crew painting that bridge on February 16th. The men worked for Thomas Industrial Coating of Imperial. Three of Belfield's co-workers fell when a temporary maintenance deck broke. Safety harnesses saved them, but Belfield fell as he tried to rescue them.

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