Friday, January 11, 2013

Section of old SR 16 overpass falls on South Tacoma Way

Incident Date: 1/11/13
Issuing Officer: BC Jim Zuluaga & Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: South Tacoma Way and Sprague Ave
Incident Type: Construction Accident

Narrative:  At 1:48 p.m. Tacoma Firefighters responded to a reported construction accident on the State Route 16 construction project.

Crews arrived to find a large section of the old overpass had fallen on South Tacoma Way during the demolition process.  The debris damaged underground utilities including a water main, and natural gas line.  South Tacoma Way remains closed until the piece can be removed, and utility repairs completed.

There were no injuries to report.