They recover the body of the sixth and last deceased on the Baltimore bridge more than a month after the collapse


The United States rescue services located and recovered this Tuesday the body of the sixth and final construction worker who died in the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Baltimore bridge that took place at the end of March, ending thus to the recovery work that has lasted weeks.

The victim has been identified as José Mynor López, 37 years old, born in Guatemala but residing in Baltimore (Maryland). State Police, along with an FBI translator and a mental team have notified next of kin after confirmation of identificationsays a statement from the Unified Command, a working group of several government agencies.

“With a heavy heart, today marks an important milestone in our recovery efforts and provides closure to the loved ones of the six workers who lost their lives in this tragic event,” said Colonel Roland Butler, superintendent of the Maryland Police Department.

The governor, Wes Moore, has reacted to the news by indicating that it is “a solemn relief” that López is reunited with his loved onesand has asked for respect for the privacy of the deceased’s family “in these difficult times.” She has also prayed for the families of the rest of the victims and has reiterated her commitment to providing “lasting support.”


Finally, he thanked “the tireless work” of the unified command, which includes the Coast Guard, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Maryland Police, “for their relentless effort to guarantee the recovery of all victims of the collapse”.

FBI investigation

The FBI last month opened an investigation into the collapse of the infrastructure, which fell into the Patapsco River after being struck by a cargo ship, in an incident that left six construction workers dead. The crew issued an alert before the collisionwhich allowed traffic to be cut off and there were only eight vehicles on the structure when it collapsed.

The deceased were workers from the Brawner Builders company who were repairing potholes in the infrastructure. They were all immigrants, They came from Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala, and were between 26 and 49 years old.



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