Columbus emergency personnel have rescued a construction worker who spent about two hours suspended above the Chattahoochee River after being injured while painting the 13th Street Bridge.
COLUMBUS, Ga. -
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into the company that employed the man who was injured and rescued from the 13th Street Bridge on Wednesday.
The man worked for S&D Industrial Painting, a company based out of Tarpon Springs, Florida that specializes in commercial painting, OSHA officials announced on Thursday.
The man spent two hours suspended above the Chattahoochee River. Officials say the worker was hit by a metal object while painting the bridge. He then fell and got trapped on the scaffolding about 50 feet beneath the bridge. Rescue crews used a fire truck's ladder to repel down to the man to give him medical attention, including medication to ease pain.