OSHA investigating collapse of pedestrian bridge at Wake Tech

North Carolina’s Department of Labor will investigate the cause of the collapse of an unfinished pedestrian bridge at a Wake Technical Community College campus on the Thursday morning of November 13, causing the death of one worker and the hospitalization of four others.

Local officials said workers were pouring concrete for the bridge at around 10:15 a.m. at Wake Tech’s northern campus off Louisburg Road when the bridge suddenly collapsed. It was estimated that about a 140-foot section of the bridge fell by as much as 40 feet. Labor department spokesman Neal O’Briant said the department will investigate whether there were any violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards on the part of the construction company or the school.

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