Logan Scott Goodell, of Wheeler, Wis., suffered life-threatening injuries Wednesday when he fell about 45 feet from this bridge girder on the Dresbach Bridge into a coffer dam at the Interstate 90 bridge that spans the Mississippi River. Goodell was a construction worker with Ames Construction working on the bridge construction.
Logan Scott Goodell's safety vest and harness lay at the bottom of the coffer dam. Goodell fell about 40 feet from a bridge scaffolding while he was removing concrete forms.
Logan Scott Goodell was standing on this bridge scaffolding when the accident occurred.
A view from inside the coffer dam.
Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 1:00 pm
LA CROSSE, Wis. — Investigators continued to work today at the scene where a 19-year-old construction worker fell 45 feet into a cofferdam on the Interstate 90 bridge that spans the Mississippi River.
Logan Scott Goodell, of Wheeler, Wis., was identified by authorities as the Ames Construction worker who suffered life-threatening injuries on Wednesday. Ames is the contractor at the site. Goodell was transported via Tri-State Ambulance to Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse for care along with his father — who also was working on site, according to Nate Melby, fire chief for the town of Campbell, Wis. La Crosse is three miles east of the bridge.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 1:00 pm.