Six men were killed in Pasadena, California, when a motorway bridge they were constructing collapsed on Tuesday night (17 October).
LV Volunteers searching wreckage for bodies
CU Bulldozer shifting debris
SV Rescue workers with oxy-acetylene torches
SV and LV Rescue work continues
SV Bodies on stretchers carried off
LV, ZOOM into CU Collapsed bridge section
SV Freeway under construction, ZOOM out to LV collapsed section
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Background: Six men were killed in Pasadena, California, when a motorway bridge they were constructing collapsed on Tuesday night (17 October).
At least twenty-one workmen were injured, six critically, when the centre span of the five hundred-foot (152-metre) long bridge gave way.
The dead men were part of a crew pouring wet cement into wooden and steel forms. The temporary scaffolding collapsed and the 100-foot high (30 metres) centre section of the bridge slid into a ravine not far from the roadway.
The bridge was the seventh Californian highway structure to collapse in two years.