Baltimore bridge collapse workers were immigrants

A group of construction workers, identified as immigrants from Central America, were on Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge when it collapsed early Tuesday morning. The collapse was caused by a freighter ship, the Dali, losing power and colliding with the bridge, resulting in its complete structural failure and collapse into the Patapsco River. Among those on the bridge at the time were an eight-man construction crew, who were patching potholes. Only two of the crew members have been found so far, while the search for the others continues. The crew, employed by Brawner Builders, consisted of immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, residing in Dundalk and Highlandtown. Described as hard-working and humble, these men were in their 30s and 40s, with families they supported in Baltimore for a better life. The rescue efforts are ongoing, with authorities stating that it will take time to search the large area affected by the collapse.

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