Contractor for Ohio overpass collapse has $91M contract

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Construction Collapse Kills 1, Forces Days-Long I-75 Closure.

CINCINNATI — Tons of concrete and steel covered the southbound lanes of a major Cincinnati artery Tuesday after an overpass collapse during demolition work left one worker dead, a tractor-trailer driver injured and police considering what the potential toll might have been had the accident occurred amid heavy traffic. CINCINNATI – Officials are investigating the collapse of a highway overpass that was undergoing demolition – an accident that killed a construction worker and injured a truck driver in Cincinnati Monday night and also caused a traffic disruption expected to last for days. Ohio transportation authorities will then assess the pavement where the section of overpass deck landed Monday night with what a resident described as an earth-shaking thud.

Workers were removing the ramp that had recently been replaced by a new one when it pancaked down on top of southbound lanes north of the Ohio River and downtown Cincinnati. “This is an industrial incident. A workplace incident, with respect to a construction crew that was doing work out here,” City Manager Harry Black said at a news conference early Tuesday. “Something went wrong and a tragedy occurred as a result. “As of right now, it occurs there has been a loss of life of one person,” Black continued. “We don’t believe there has been any other loss of life.

He said Alabama must contend with a budget shortfall of hundreds of millions of dollars and tackle an overcrowded prison system that has been plagued with problems for decades. Our teams are here surveying the situation and conducting the necessary investigation.” Ohio transportation officials said the interstate will be closed at least 48 to 72 hours. Bentley, who campaigned as an opponent of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, also said the state must work to make health care more accessible and affordable. The “catastrophic pancake collapse” happened about 10:30 p.m. as a crew prepared for demolition of the old Hopple Street overpass, according to a statement from the City of Cincinnati. Following months of delays, jury selection is set to begin Tuesday afternoon in the trial of James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and wounding scores more in a mass shooting at a crowded Colorado movie theater in 2012.

Crystal Hargett, of Bracken County, said she got a phone call shortly after 10:30 p.m. from her husband, Billy, saying that he had just lost his best friend. Holmes, a 27-year-old former graduate student, faces 166 counts of murder, attempted murder and other charges in the shooting, which took place in Aurora, Colo., during a showing of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises”.

Some 9,000 summonses have been mailed out to potential jurors in Arapahoe County—one of the largest jury pools ever called in the U.S., according to legal experts. He rushed over to try, unsuccessfully, to save the victim. “Billy said he just pulled his brother out,” Crystal Hargett said through tears. “They were so close that (Billy) called him his brother. Westerville, Ohio-based Kokosing Construction was dong the demolition under a nearly $91 million contract for a three-year project meant to improve traffic capacity and safety in a busy stretch of I-75.

They drove to work together every day.” “You’re looking at three children under the age of 9 at home in Kentucky that are going to wake up looking for their daddy,” Hargett said. “And his fiance, they were high school sweethearts. I just am in fear that something could be impacted if it became an endangered species.” Fire officials were combing through the rubble of an Annapolis-area mansion searching for six missing people Tuesday after the home known locally as “the castle” was destroyed in a fire, the Baltimore Sun reported.

Kokosing also could face fines and other disciplinary action by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which was investigating the work-related death. The city tweeted: “Plan ahead, leave early, expect delays.” Over the course of the night, dozens of onlookers had stopped their cars on the new Hopple Street bridge, on the shoulder of the interstate or on a nearby off ramp. Tieke, of Cincinnati, ran heavy equipment in the Army and for the city for 30 years. “I don’t know how this could have happened,” Tieke said. “Accidents happen.

Nearly two decades after the ancient skeleton called Kennewick Man was discovered on the banks of the Columbia River, genetic analysis of its origins is still under way. Army Corps of Engineers, which is responsible for the care and management of the bones. “At present there is no indication he has a different origin than North American Native American.” While scientists say the finding is still subject to change, such a conclusion would bring a dramatic end to a debate that has polarized the field of anthropology since 1996 and set off a legal battle between scientists who sought to study the 9,500-year-old skeleton and Northwest tribes that sought to rebury it as an honored ancestor.

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