WINTERS — The two workers who were killed Friday at a Winters construction site were trying to repair a crane with frayed cables when the cables holding their basket loosened and they plummeted 100 feet to the ground.
The Yolo County coroner identified the victims as Marcus Zane Powell, 25, of Redding, and Glenn Hodgson, 49, of Richmond. The Disney Construction workers were working on the new Winters Bridge over Putah Creek when they died.
The two workers fell on timbers covering a deep hole created for the footings of the new bridge, said Winters Fire Chief Aaron McAlister. Had they missed the footing support, they’d have fallen another 30 to 40 feet to the bottom of the hole that will contain the bridge footing.
Emergency crews were called to the site just before 7 a.m., McAlister said. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Solano County is replacing the 1908 Winters Bridge at a cost of $12.5 million. Workers tore down the old bridge and installed a temporary bridge, allowing them to start creating the foundation system for the new bridge.
McNaughton Newspapers’ Daily Republic and Davis Enterprise staff contributed to this report. Reach Adrienne Harris at 427-6956 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aharrisdr.