ST. CHARLES ( – A piece of construction equipment fell off the Blanchette Bridge Tuesday morning, and a worker involved in the accident died as a result. 

Just before 8 a.m., officers with St. Louis County were notified of an accidental injury at the bridge. When they arrived, officers said it appeared a construction worker was operating machinery on the bridge when it fell off.

The worker, 59-year-old Pevely native Alan Jackson, was moving bridge material with a construction lift when the machinery became unbalanced and tumbled over the side of the bridge.

He was taken to a local hospital, but later died from his injuries. 

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