2 Workers Rescued From Bucket Under Bridge After Truck Tips In Rhode Island

TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — Two workers have been removed from the bucket of a crane that was stuck underneath the Sakonnet River Bridge in Tiverton after the bucket truck overturned.

Little Compton Fire Chief Richard Petrin said on Twitter just before 3 p.m. Monday that the workers were rescued.

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority said the truck, called a snoop, tipped over Monday afternoon while the workers were in the truck’s bucket underneath the bridge.

RITBA says the bucket was being used to inspect the underside of the bridge when something went wrong.

RITBA says the workers were surrounded by a cage to keep them from falling out.

Both sides of the bridge were shut down while rescuers responded.

There’s no word on whether the workers were injured.

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