Construction Accident On I-244 In Downtown Tulsa Injures Two

Monday, October 11th 2010, 11:40 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- A piece of construction equipment fell off I-244 in downtown Tulsa injuring two workers Monday morning. 

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The accident occurred behind the Tulsa County jail near Cameron and Denver.  Tulsa Fire and EMSA crews were sent to the scene just off the Inner Dispersal Loop. 

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation tells The News On 6 two construction workers were on a piece of equipment called a skylift.  The lift fell over dropping the platform about 25 feet to the ground below. 

The Katy Trail is located below the bridge.

Police say the operator of the equipment and a man on the scaffolding suffered broken bones. They were both transported to a Tulsa hospital by EMSA.

The Manhattan Road and Bridges company owns the equipment.