Saturday, October 22, 2016

Two workers with Tutor Perini injured after they fell about 15 feet and hit a roof over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge's lower level following a car collision

OCTOBER 21, 2016
FORT WADSWORTH — Workers on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge were injured Thursday when a car knocked them off the span.

The two men fell about 15 feet and hit a roof over the bridge's lower level, officials said.

The construction workers were carrying a wood-beam on the upper-level of the bridge when the beam was hit by the car and they fell at 7:36 a.m., according to the FDNY and MTA.

They hit a protective barrier which serves as a roof over the lower level, an MTA spokeswoman said.

Officials said they did not fall all the way to the lower roadway.

Emergency officials took the victims to Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, the FDNY said. One worker had a broken arm and the other had a back injury.

It was unknown if the driver was charged with a crime.

The contractor for the project, Tutor Perini, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.