Three hurt, one critical, after bridge collapses
8 November 2006, MADRID — Three workers were seriously injured, one of them critically, when part of a steel forge fell on top of them on Wednesday.
8 November 2006
MADRID — Three workers were seriously injured, one of them critically, when part of a steel forge fell on top of them on Wednesday.
The workers were not trapped but were hit by the steel structure when it fell down.
The accident happened while they were working on the Segovia Bridge, on the M-30 ringroad in Madrid.
The metal girder fell down at about 10am.
The most seriously injured man, who is Moroccan, suffered a skull fracture.
Medics managed to re-start his heart and get him to hospital.
The others, who are Ecuadorian, suffered injuries including a broken pelvis, an injured hip and rib cage.
Fire fighters had to work to try to ensure that other parts of the bridge did not fall over, causing more damage.
The mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, was visiting the bridge.
The city council opened an investigation into how the accident took place.
This part of the old tunnel was being demolished to be replaced by another, newer bridge.
Ferrovial, which is carrying out the works, was expected to finish in April this year but work has become delayed.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news