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  • Hector Amezcua / hamezcua@sacbee.com

    The bridge project over Putah Creek on Railroad Avenue connects Yolo and Solano counties. Crews had worked almost continuously on the $15 million project since it began in September.

  • Hector Amezcua / hamezcua@sacbee.com

    Three men hug near where the bodies of two workers were recovered after they died Friday morning when their crane-hoisted lift basket fell 80 feet at a bridge construction site on Putah Creek in Winters. The basket landed on timbers covering a 30-foot hole dug for footings for the new span. The 10-worker crew included the father of one of the men killed, said Richard Disney, president of Burlingame-based Disney Construction, which was building the bridge.

  • Hector Amezcua / Sacramento Bee

    Little activity is seen at the construction site in the Yolo County town of Winters where two construction workers were killed in a fall Friday morning.

Winters construction workers identified by Yolo Sheriff

Published: Saturday, May. 31, 2014 - 10:23 am
Last Modified: Sunday, Jun. 1, 2014 - 7:41 am

Two construction workers who fell to their deaths Friday at a Winters bridge construction site were identified Saturday by the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office.

Marcus Zane Powell, 25, of Redding and Glenn Hodgson, 49, of Richmond, died when a crane-hoisted basket that carried them broke free at the construction site for the new Winters Putah Creek Car Bridge. The two-man basket plunged 80 feet onto timbers covering a 30-foot hole dug for footings for the bridge.

Gina Moya, chief deputy coroner for Yolo County, said authorities have not determined the cause of death since autopsies are pending.

Read: Crews recover 2 bodies at Winters bridge construction site

A task force comprised of investigators from Cal-OSHA, Winters police and the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office are trying to determine what happened. There is no word when construction will resume.


Call The Bee’s Richard Chang at (916) 321-1018. Follow him on Twitter @RichardYChang.

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