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Worker seriously injured while working on Blue Bridge


Emergency crews were called to the Blue Bridge in Owensboro Monday evening.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a worker on the KY 2262 Ohio River, Blue Bridge, was seriously injured around 6:30 p.m.

We're told Owensboro Police and Fire units were called to the bridge where other employees working on the bridge painting project had found a 35-year-old co-worker unconscious in safety netting at the work site.

Workers used a lift to access the safety netting, cut the injured man from the netting, and bring him down to street level where he was transported to the Owensboro hospital.

The worker had burns on his hands, indicating that he may have come into contact with energized electrical wires on the bridge.

The contractor and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet safety personnel will be initiating an investigation to determine the cause of the incident.

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