Miraculous Survival: One Worker Lives after Bridge Collapse; Six Dead in Wake of Cargo Ship Crash

Construction Company Claims Only One Worker Survived Collapse of Bridge

A construction worker from Brawner Builders miraculously survived the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, while six others are presumed dead. The workers fell into the Patapsco River after a cargo ship collided with the bridge in Baltimore’s port. The bodies of the presumed dead workers have yet to be recovered due to the time that has passed and the depth of the water.

Search and rescue efforts were suspended Tuesday evening after officials deemed the workers no longer alive. The Singapore-tagged Dali cargo ship crashed into the bridge around 1:30 a.m. due to a loss of power. Two people were rescued from the water, but the fate of the other six workers remains unknown.

The mayday call from the crew members on the Dali ship likely saved many lives, as officials were able to stop traffic on both sides of the bridge before more cars drove over it. Engineers stated that the bridge collapse was inevitable due to the sheer force of the cargo ship, not as a result of any construction oversights. Governor Wes Moore of Maryland praised the crew’s actions for preventing further casualties.

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