Senate's Opioid Crisis Response Act Provides New Drug Test Options for State DOTs

Keep Up To Date with Thousands of Other Readers.

Our newsletters cover the entire industry and only include the interests that you pick. Sign up and see.

Submit Email
No, Thank You.

Eight Workers Killed in Highway Bridge Collapse

Several people were trapped when a bridge under construction collapsed and brought down part of the road.

Mon August 22, 2016 - National Edition
CEG


The accident occurred during construction of the Acapulco-Zihuatanejo highway, known as the new Route of the Sun.
The accident occurred during construction of the Acapulco-Zihuatanejo highway, known as the new Route of the Sun.

Fox News Latino is reporting that eight workers were killed in an accident at a highway construction site in southern Mexico, the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office said.

The accident occurred during construction of the Acapulco-Zihuatanejo highway, known as the new Route of the Sun.

"Regarding the regrettable accident at the construction site of the new Route of the Sun, Acapulco-Zihuatanejo, eight construction workers lost their lives near the town of Los Organos de San Agustin," the state AG's office said in a bulletin.

It added that it would make sure the construction company guarantees swift payment of life-insurance benefits owed to the workers' family members.

It also said the company would expedite the process involved in returning the bodies to their relatives.

The accident occurred at 5:50 p.m. Friday when the formwork of a bridge under construction collapsed and brought down part of the road, leaving several people trapped, local media reported.

Source: Fox News Latino