A construction worker is recovering after falling from a southern Iowa bridge and being trapped under ice.
The Des Moines Register reports that the accident happened near Knoxville around 9 a.m. Friday.
Knoxville Fire Chief Jim Mitchell says the 57-year-old man was working on the Asa Marshall Bridge south of Knoxville when he fell 11 feet and through an icy stream underneath. His co-workers pulled him from the water using a crane.
He was taken to a Knoxville hospital and later brought to a Des Moines hospital for overnight observation.
Mitchell says the man was in the water for around 30 seconds. His injuries are from a combination of hitting the ice and being in the cold water.
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