MTA: Man who fell from Throgs Neck Bridge presumed dead

Investigators are still searching for the contractor who fell from the Throgs Neck Bridge this morning, but say the man is presumed dead. MTA officials

THE BRONX - Investigators are still searching for the contractor who fell from the Throgs Neck Bridge this morning, but say the man is presumed dead. MTA officials say the 35-year-old worker slipped off a platform suspended under the bridge at around 8:15 a.m. The man's name has not been released, but News 12 Long Island has learned that he worked for Islandia-based Nuco Painting Corp. The MTA also says it requires all workers to wear harnesses while on any bridge. Officials say the search has now shifted into a recovery effort.

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