The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the two workers killed in an industrial accident at the Montgomery Outer Loop Project near the Waugh exit off Interstate 85 on Wednesday.
Lomax Phillips, 53, of Birmingham, and David Lee White, 63, of Montgomery, were killed when a lift they were working in on the crossover ramp under construction above U.S. Highway 80 near mile marker 14 had a mechanical failure and fell 90 feet to the ground, Capt. Trent Beasley said.
Both men, who were said to have worked for R.R. Dawson Bridge Co. for several years, were pronounced dead on the scene. Their bodies were transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences Wednesday afternoon.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) are still on the scene investigating the accident.
Work on the Outer Loop Project has been temporarily suspended, ALDOT, released. R.R. Dawson Bridge Co. of Bessemer is the prime contractor for ALDOT’s Outer Loop Project.
In a statement from Thursday, ALDOT expressed sympathy to the families of the two Dawson Bridge Company employees who were killed.