Tragic Bridge Collapse: Survivor and Six Presumed Dead in Baltimore Construction Accident

Construction Company Claims Only One Worker Survived Collapse of Bridge

In Baltimore, a construction worker miraculously survived the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, while six others are presumed dead. The workers, all employees of Brawner Builders, fell into the Patapsco River after a cargo ship collided with the bridge in the city’s port. Despite efforts to recover their bodies, they remain submerged due to the time that has passed and the depth of the water.

The search and rescue efforts were suspended Tuesday evening after officials deemed the workers no longer alive. The Singapore-tagged Dali cargo ship crashed into the bridge around 1:30 a.m., causing it to collapse due to a loss of power. Two people were rescued from the water, but the fate of the other six workers remains unknown.

The mayday call from the crew members on board likely saved many lives as traffic on both sides of the bridge was stopped before more cars drove over it. Engineers stated that the bridge collapse was inevitable due to the sheer force of the cargo ship, not as a result of any construction oversights. Governor Wes Moore praised the crew for their actions in preventing further casualties.

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