MANNFORD, Okla. - Quick Facts:
- Emergency crews found the body of a construction worker early Wednesday morning after a front end loader fell into the Cimarron River on Tuesday.
- The accident happened near the Highway 48 bridge that connects Terlton to Mannford.
- Crews recovered the front end loader from the river, but originally didn't find the missing worker.
- Early Wednesday morning, crews found the worker where the machine fell in.
- Troopers identified the worker as 36-year-old Edwardo Garcia.
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After the body of the construction work was found, the Manhattan Road & Bridge Company released a statement saying:
Our crews worked all night diligently with first responders, emergency personnel and the authorities to assist with the recovery effort after an accident at our project site off State Highway 48. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our team member involved in the accident, his family, friends and the remainder of the team affected. Safety for our workers is the top priority of our business every day, and we will continue to work with the appropriate authorities to investigate this accident.
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