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Construction Worker Killed, One Injured After Truck Hits Lift

On July 1st , at 8:00 am, one contractor died and another was seriously injured after a truck struck the lift they were in while working on the exit ramp of the West Seattle Bridge. The contractors were working on the Fauntleroy Expressway Bearing Pad Replacement Project.

It was not immediately clear whether the box truck struck the arm of the elevated basket or the basket itself, said Seattle police Detective Patrick Michaud. Both workers were rushed to Harborview Medical Center. Spokeswoman Susan Gregg says a 40-year-old worker died and a 57-year-old worker was undergoing surgery with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said the worker who died fell about 50 feet to the street surface below the bridge deck where the lift was parked. The injured worker fell about 15 feet to the exit ramp.

The thoughts of our staff at Hach & Rose, LLP, are with the two victims and their families.

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