Six Construction Workers Tragically Lost in Collapse of Historic Baltimore Bridge; One Survivor Miraculously Rescued

Construction Company Claims Only One Worker Survived Collapse of Bridge

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore has claimed the lives of six construction workers, while one miraculously survived. All of the workers were employees of Brawner Builders and fell into the Patapsco River after a cargo ship collided with the bridge in Baltimore’s port. Despite efforts to recover their bodies, they have yet to be found due to the time that has passed and the depth of the water.

On Tuesday evening, search and rescue efforts were suspended after officials deemed that the workers were no longer alive. The Singapore-tagged Dali cargo ship struck the bridge around 1:30 a.m., causing it to collapse due to a loss of power. At the time of the incident, the workers were on their meal break. Two people were rescued from the water, but unfortunately, six others are still missing.

The mayday call from the crew members on board Dali likely saved many lives by alerting officials in time to stop traffic on both sides of the bridge before more cars drove over it. Engineers stated that although construction oversights may have played a role in weakening the bridge, it was ultimately its sheer force that caused it to collapse. Governor Wes Moore of Maryland praised those involved for preventing further casualties by taking quick action on-site.

The incident highlights how important safety protocols are during construction projects and how crucial it is for contractors to follow them closely. It also serves as a reminder that even when accidents occur, swift action can help save lives and minimize harm.

As authorities continue their investigation into what caused this tragedy, all thoughts remain with those affected by this terrible event.

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