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Rescue crews working to pull worker from bridge railroad track

4 years 2 months 1 week ago Monday, June 08 2015 Jun 8, 2015 June 08, 2015 4:47 PM June 08, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - Authorities closed the left lane of westbound Highway 190 over the river as emergency crews work to rescue someone trapped on the railroad tracks that separate both sides of the highway.

Sources told WBRZ, it appears the worker is not severely injured but an ambulance is waiting to transport the worker once they are pulled from the tracks. The worker fell from the bridge structure and onto the tracks shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, WBRZ learned.

Traffic camera video showed emergency vehicles approaching the middle of the bridge.

Briefly, both left lanes of east and westbound 190 were closed but eastbound opened before 5 p.m.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.
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