ATSSA issues statement regarding Key Bridge collapse in Maryland

Rescuers are searching for six roadway workers

UPDATE: The Associated Press reports that a senior executive at the company that employed roadway workers who were working on the bridge said six people are presumed to be dead and one worker was hospitalized.

 

ATSSA President & CEO Stacy Tetschner issued the following statement regarding this morning’s crash of a cargo ship into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, causing its collapse:

“The collapse of a portion of the Francis Scott Key Bridge this morning is a tragic reminder of the risks we all face every day on our roads. We are concerned for the contractors who were working on the bridge, the motorists traveling on it and everyone who was in harm’s way. We are thankful for the many individuals and agencies involved in the search and rescue mission, including our partners at the Maryland Department of Transportation. Our thoughts are with the many people assisting in this effort and the families impacted by it.”

The Associated Press reports that rescuers at the scene of this morning’s collapse of a portion of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore are searching for six roadway workers who were working on the bridge at the time of the collapse.

Two people were pulled from the water after the collapse, with one in serious condition, according to AP.

At a news conference about 10 a.m., authorities said the cargo ship, which is called Dali, reported losing power just before it struck a column on the bridge.

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore said the ship issued a mayday call moments before it struck the bridge, though it was still moving toward the span at a rapid speed.

AP is offering ongoing updates today.

Published Date

March 26, 2024

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  • News

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  • ATSSA News

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