Fall Leaves 2 Workers Dangling from NY Bridge
The workers on the Newburgh-Beacon bridge were able to climb up and walk away unharmed
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Updated at 3:57 PM EDT
Two construction workers were working on a bridge over the Hudson River Wednesday morning when supports gave way and left them dangling in their harnesses.
The New York State Bridge Authority is investigating the accident on the Newburgh-Beacon bridge over the Hudson River.
Officials say the men were stringing steel cables to support a containment system designed to keep debris from falling into the river.
The agency will investigate why the temporary supports failed.
The Newburgh-Beacon Bridge connects Orange and Dutchess counties.
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