Bridge Collapse Victims Were Workers Supporting Families, Co-Worker Says

Written by on March 28, 2024

Six men, presumed dead following the collapse of a bridge in Baltimore, were employees of Brawner Builders, a company known for maintaining state-operated bridges. Jesus Campos, a co-worker, highlighted that many of them were migrants supporting families back in their home countries. The victims, engaged in roadwork repair on the bridge when it was hit by a ship, included individuals from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. The tragedy has deeply affected the Brawner Builders community, with company executive Jeffrey Pritzker expressing profound loss, describing the workers as “wonderful family people.” Efforts were made by the company’s owner and others to hope for rescues and support the grieving families. The incident has sparked responses from various consulates and a local nonprofit, We Are Casa, acknowledging the international impact of the loss. Two individuals were rescued from the water, with one requiring hospital treatment. This is a developing story.

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Source: New York Times


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