Worker Dies after Falling from Bridge

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Thursday, July 06 2006 Jul 6, 2006 Thursday, July 06, 2006 6:20:54 PM CDT July 06, 2006 in News
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KANSAS CITY - Authorities have identified a construction worker who died Wednesday after falling from a bridge as Andy Wilson Sr., 49, of St. Louis. His death is the second fatal fall at the Lexington Avenue bridge in two months, and is the third this year involving Thomas Industrial Coatings. Police said Wilson was disassembling a platform when it gave way and he fell about 50 feet to his death. He wasn't wearing a safety harness. On May 10, another Thomas Industrial worker, Dan Denzer of Arkansas, died after falling through a hole in a platform on the bridge. Another Thomas employee, Jimmy Belfield of Cadet, died in February while working on a St. Louis-area bridge. Federal investigators are reviewing all three deaths.

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