ST. LOUIS, MO. — A man who was injured and tossed into the Missouri River when his johnboat was struck by a barge Wednesday, Oct. 23, has died Thursday morning. The victim was identified as Rodney “Rocky” Stumo, 51, of Rolla, Mo., who ws pronounced dead at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, October 24, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital… read more
BRIDGETON, MO. — A construction worker reparing a barge connected to the Blanchette Bridge rehabilitation project, was killed on Monday, June 10, after being hit in the head by a 55 gallon of oil. According to Lt. Colin Fogarty with the U.S. Coast Guard. the worker was repairing a barge with a crane that had… read more
ST. LOUIS, MO. — The coast guard reports that hundreds of gallons of oil have spilled into the Mississippi River after a barge accident on early Friday morning near Alton, Missouri.
SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO — According to the coast Guard, a total of 114 barges broke loose Sunday night, April 21, from the Port of St. Louis where the rushing Mississippi caused more than a hundred barges to break free causing the J.B. Bridge to shut down temporarily. A total of 10 barges sank… read more
St. Louis, Mo. — A barge worker was killed Tuesday night on June 12, after attempting to rescue a family whose small bass boat got hung up on a group of barges and stranded them in a marooned fishing boat on the Mississippi River near downtown St. Louis.
EAST ST. LOUIS, IL. – The body of a barge worker who fell into the Mississippi River while working on a bridge-building project on Wednesday, March 28, was recovered by search teams the following day. According to East St. Louis Police Chief, Michael Floore, divers found the body of 35-year-old Andy Gammon of Park Hills,… read more
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WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder has annouced Wednesday, July 20, that an independent audit will be performed on the $20 billion fund set up to compensate victims of the BP oil spill.
ST. LOUIS, MO – A barge accident occurred on Friday, July 1, which caused the Eads Bridge to be shut down temporarily. The bridge was shut down shortly after two a.m. and reopened around 4:40 a.m., after investigators said it was safe.
DYERSBURG, TN – A barge struck a pier on the Mississippi River Bridge on May 3, 2011 amidst record high water levels Dyersburg is located in Dyer County, Tennessee in the western part of the state on the border with Missouri about 75 miles northeast of Memphis.
ST. LOUIS, MO – A barge accident occurred on the Mississippi River when a barge hit the Martin Luther King Bridge on Monday, November 29th. The accident occurred at approximately 2:10 am. No injuries were reported at the time of the incident. “The barge was coming down through St. Louis and struck the bridge. Four… read more