Worker Killed While Making Repairs To Atchafalaya Basin

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A contractor has died today while working on repairs to the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.

The accident took place just past Ramah on I-10 West near mile marker 134. Officials with the DOTD say the contractor was killed when a vehicle slammed into equipment, forcing it in turn to fatally hit the worker.

Repairs were being made to bridge joints during off-peak travel hours.

Louisiana State Police are investigating the accident.

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