Worker Falls Off Bay Bridge

A worker who fell from the Bay Bridge early last week was listed in stable condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, according to Sgt. Jonathan Green of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. Green said Edward Harrison, 46, was moving from the bridge to the scaffolding at mile marker 36.3 near the Eastern Shore end of the older two-lane span of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge when he slipped and fell about 20 feet into the Chesapeake Bay. Harrison was conscious in the water and kept afloat by co-workers. Harrison’s co-workers were pulling him out of the water when the paramedic unit arrived. Paramedics put Harrison on a backboard and stabilized him, then carried him up to the road surface and put him in the KIVFD ambulance. The ambulance took Harrison to Bay Bridge Airport to meet the Maryland State Police MedEvac helicopter, Trooper 6, which flew him to Baltimore. Harrison sustained back, neck and hand injuries, Green said. He also may have hit his head. Harrison is a superintendent for Marksmen Co., according to Cheryl Sparks, MdTA spokesman.

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