A construction worker has died after a steel beam fell on him at a construction site. Workers were removing the beams from a bridge on I-70 over Canal Road in Licking County.
"Some kind of an accident occurred and there has been a fatality," said Ohio Department of Transportation District 5 Deputy Director Joe Rutherford who did not know what caused the incident.
The worker was identified as Micah Montgomery, 34, of Waverly, in Pike County.
Rutherford says Montgomery was not employed by ODOT. The contractor on the site is Double Z, of Columbus, but he couldn't confirm whether the victim worked for them.
The $10.6 million project is replacing and widening the I-70 bridges. Traffic on I-70 was not being impacted by the accident.
"The important thing right now is to learn what happened and why," Rutherford said.