OSHA Investigating Alabama Overpass Deaths

January 10, 2014

Federal officials are investigating an industrial accident that claimed the lives of two workers who fell about 90 feet from a highway overpass in the Montgomery area.

Joseph Roesler, area director for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Mobile, said investigators from the agency were on the scene of the accident.

Montgomery County sheriff’s Capt. Trent Beasley says the men were working on the Montgomery Outer Loop near the Interstate 85 Waugh Street exit when they fell to their deaths Wednesday.

Sheriff D.T. Marshall told the Montgomery Advertiser the men were about 90 feet above the ground when a piece of equipment lost support and fell.

WSFA-TV reports the men’s bodies are being sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy. Their identities haven’t been released.

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