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Officials ID man who died from injuries suffered working on Blue Bridge

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Officials have released the name of the man who died from injuries he sustained while working on the Blue Bridge in Owensboro.

The Daviess County Coroner has confirmed that the worker, 35-year-old Nett Gonzales, from Houston, TX, died as a result of the injuries he suffered while working on the bridge.

The coroner's preliminary report from the autopsy says he died from electrocution.

We're told Owensboro Police and Fire units were called to the bridge where other employees working on the bridge painting project had found Gonzales 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, where he was pronounced died.

Authorities say Gonzales 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 and a representative from OSHA are investigating to determine the cause of the incident.

Authorities say work on the Blue Bridge project will be shut down for as long as it takes the Daviess County Coroner and OSHA inspectors to go about their work.

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