NEW INFORMATION: Victim of deadly fall at construction site identified

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
The victim has been identified as James P. Bridges, 65 years old, from Eau Claire.

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ALTOONA, Wis. (ALTOONA POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE) - On June 18, 2013 at approximately 0846 a construction worker was injured at an apartment complex being constructed near 251 N Willson. Emergency responders found a male who had fallen from the second floor on to concrete. The male was severely injured and transported to Mayo Hospital in Eau Claire. He subsequently died as the result of injuries suffered in the fall.

The injured male has been identified as James P. Bridges, 65 years old, from Eau Claire.

Altoona Police Department, Altoona Fire/Rescue, and Eau Claire Fire Department Paramedics responded to the incident.

This incident remains under the investigation of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
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ALTOONA, Wis. (WEAU) - A construction worker who fell from the second story of an apartment that's under construction has died.

Altoona Police Chief James Small confirmed to WEAU 13 News on Wednesday afternoon that the man had died. Small called the incident an accidental death. He says OSHA will investigate.
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ALTOONA, Wis. (WEAU)--A construction worker was taken to the hospital after police say he fell from a second story building.

Altoona Police Chief, James Small, says the man was working on an apartment that's being built at 251 North Willson Drive around 8:45 Tuesday morning when he fell and landed on the concrete. Chief Small says he does not know how the worker fell, but believes it was an accident.

The man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. His name hasn't been released.


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