Coroner Identifies Worker Killed in Ohio Overpass Collapse

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Construction worker mourned in I-75 bridge collapse.

Police, fire and rescue workers respond to an overpass collapse on I-75 just north of the new Hopple Street bridge Tuesday. A semitractor trailer driver suffered minor injuries when his rig ran into the collapsed section; Cincinnati’s police chief says the driver probably was seconds away from serious harm. The highway will be shut down indefinitely.(Photo: Cameron Knight, The Cincinnati Enquirer) CINCINNATI — As city officials continue to investigate what caused an I-75 bridge overpass that was undergoing demolition to collapse late Monday, a construction worker who was killed is being mourned. 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. 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.

Commuters to downtown Tuesday morning were diverted to Interstate 71 south, where traffic slowed through the morning, while motorists headed to Kentucky could take the Interstate 275 loop around the city. 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. 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. 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. 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. A major Midwest interstate linking Michigan to Florida remained closed in Cincinnati Tuesday morning after an overpass scheduled to be removed collapsed, killing one person.

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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