One person is dead and three others are injured after a bridge under construction near Kansas City, Missouri, collapsed, authorities said.
Workers were pouring concrete on the bridge when it collapsed Wednesday afternoon, according to Clay County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sarah Boyd.
The bridge collapsed on top of the workers and rescue efforts ensued, Clay County West Commissioner Jon Carpenter told ABC News.
Three workers were trapped, with two of them able to escape, Boyd told reporters.
Three people were taken to the hospital, she said. Those injured in the collapse suffered minor injuries, the sheriff’s office said.
The deceased victim has not been publicly identified.
The bridge, which was not open to the public, spans Carroll Creek at Northeast 148th Street and Shady Grove Road in Washington Township, about 47 miles northeast of Kansas City.