One individual was killed and no less than three others have been injured after a Missouri bridge beneath development collapsed and trapped 4 folks within the particles.
The bridge collapsed at 148th Avenue and Shady Grove Highway exterior Kearney, on Wednesday simply earlier than 2 p.m., the Clay County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned in a information launch.
Contractors have been pouring concrete on its deck when the bridge collapsed, officers mentioned.
The collapse trapped 4 folks, however three have been capable of “extricate themselves from the collapse,” the discharge acknowledged.
One man died, and the others who have been capable of get out have been transported to space hospitals with minor accidents, officers mentioned.
Their identities weren’t launched.
The bridge had been closed since 2016, and development began late final Could to create a brand new two-lane bridge set to open early subsequent 12 months, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
There have been a number of contracting firms on the scene of the collapse however no county staff current, officers mentioned.
There have been no security considerations on the bridge challenge previous to the collapse and an engineering contractor was on scene Wednesday inspecting the bridge earlier than the deck was poured, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
An investigation is underway, and the findings might be turned over to the Occupational Security and Well being Administration.