Update: 9 injured in partial bridge collapse on 91 in Corona

Update on the number of employees wounded as well as extra information.

9 construction workers were hurt Friday evening, Oct. 9, after a partial bridge collapse at the 91 highway undercrossing, transport authorities stated.

One employee has actually been launched from the health center, however three others remain in essential problem, according to Eliza Echevarria, spokesperson for the Riverside Region Transport Commission, in an upgraded information release sent Saturday early morning.

All 9 workers were hospitalized after the case.

The workers were decreasing the on-ramp right into place regarding 11 p.m., the preliminary information launch stated. Something failed with the jacking working, causing the bridge deck to lose around 16 inches. The bridge deck struck the wooden assistance light beams, which struck the workers.

The 91 roadway remained open Saturday, but East Grand Boulevard was closed.All wounded
workers are connected with the prime professional Atkinson Walsh Building Joint Endeavor, according to the Riverside County Transport Commission.

Since Saturday morning, “the bridge is sittinged in the proper placement and also inspections of the bridge have actually been made by the project architectural engineering team. The East Grand Boulevard roadway is being removed, with the objective of restoring website traffic on the highway between Third Road and Joy Road as quickly as possible. California Line of work Safety and security as well as Wellness Administration (OSHA) got on scene as well as has actually launched its examination,” Echevarria composed in the launch.

As of 9:40 a.m., Pleasure Street and also Third Street was still near traffic.

“The Waterfront County Transport Commission and also the task team’s ideas as well as petitions are with the injured workers as well as their households as well as ask that their personal privacy be respected. Project authorities are remaining to monitor the problem of the construction employees,” Echevarria created in the press release.

Transport officials will certainly make additional statements during an 11 a.m. interview.

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