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Work resumes at site of fatal downtown Milwaukee crash (UPDATE)

By: admin//August 2, 2011//

Work resumes at site of fatal downtown Milwaukee crash (UPDATE)

By: admin//August 2, 2011//

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Construction workers resume work Tuesday at the site of a fatal accident that occurred Monday afternoon in downtown Milwaukee. A van crashed into the construction site at North Water Street and West Kilbourn Street, sending one construction worker to the hospital. The van driver died in the accident. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

By James Briggs

Tri-North Builders Inc. resumed work Tuesday on a downtown Milwaukee remodeling project that was interrupted Monday afternoon when a vehicle crashed into the site, leaving one dead and a construction worker injured.

A mangled Dumpster in a fenced-off area outside the Milwaukee Center office tower was the only visible evidence Tuesday of the crash. The incident occurred when a person driving a van veered out of control Monday and struck the construction zone, sending one worker to the hospital.

The driver, who died as a result of the incident, “may have experienced a medical emergency that caused the crash,” said Anne Schwartz, a spokeswoman for the Milwaukee Police Department. No further details were available.

The construction worker, Schwartz said, suffered “injuries not believed to be life threatening.”

Robert Thayer, a spokesman for Tri-North, said the Madison-based company would not release further details on the injured worker or the Milwaukee Center project until Wednesday.

The Milwaukee Center is a 28-story downtown building adjacent to City Hall.


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