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One person had his arm crushed when a piece of heavy equipment fell from the Skagit River Bridge construction area on I-5, according to Burlington police. (WSDOT file image)

Worker's arm crushed at Skagit River Bridge project

A construction worker had his arm crushed when a piece of heavy equipment fell from the Skagit River Bridge construction area on I-5, according to Burlington police.

Officer Jed Cates says crews were lowering a piece of equipment when the man got his arm caught. He was transported to a local hospital, but his condition was unknown.

Construction continues as crews work to replace a temporary span on the bridge in place since June after a section of the bridge fell into the river on May 23, 2013. The new bridge span is scheduled to open by October 1.


Josh Kerns, MyNorthwest.com
Josh Kerns is an award winning reporter/anchor and host of KIRO Radio's Seattle Sounds (Sunday afternoons 5-6p) and a digital content producer for MyNorthwest.com.
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