Andy Gammon's Body Found: Bridge Worker Fell Wednesday

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The body of carpenter Andy Gammon, 35, was found in the Mississippi River late yesterday by a diver. Gammon was still tethered to the aerial man lift that he was working on at the time of his fall. The St. Clair County Coroner's office will perform an autopsy.

Gammon is the first fatality associated with the new Mississippi River Bridge project. When completed, the bridge will span 1,500 feet, making it the third largest cable-stayed bridge in the country.

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Stella Mcfarland
Stella Mcfarland

May the Lord embraceyou Andy. My deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers go out to you Tracy, Ethan,Emma, Eddie, Suzie, Andrea, Ken, Alex, Kennedy and the rest of the family. Myheart is saddened from this terrible tragedy. I pray that God holds the family tight throughout these days tocome.  I will miss you Andy.  When you look down from Heaven, you’ll seeEthan and Nick probably getting into the same mischief you and Mike did growingup.  Keep an eye on them, as I’m sure youare now an Angel watching over everyone.My deepest sympathy and love, Stella.

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