OSHA Investigation

Jan 9, 2014

A federal agency, OSHA is investigating an industrial accident that claimed the lives of two construction workers who fell about 90 feet from a highway overpass in the Montgomery area.  Montgomery County Sheriff's officials said the men were working on the Outer Loop roadway project near the Interstate 85 Waugh Exit when they fell to their deaths Wednesday morning.  Sheriff D.T. Marshall said the men were about 90 feet about the ground when a piece of equipment called a lift lost support and fell.  The deceased workers' name have not been released. 

Candle Light Vigils

Troy University is planning to hold candle light vigils on January 15th for four students who died over the Christmas break.  Two students, including 21-year-old Kimberle Johnson of Montgomery and 18-year-old Kristin Fuller of Luverne, were killed in separate shooting incidents.  Two other Troy students died in traffic accidents in December. 

Bentley's Home Damaged

The recent freezing weather really hit home with Governor Robert Bentley.  Bentley said that his private home in Tuscaloosa has an estimated $50,000 dollars in damage after a water pipe froze and burst in the attic.  Bentley said the water damaged ceilings, walls, carpets and hardwood floors, all of which have to be replaced.  But Bentley said he's got good homeowner's insurance and his residence needed to be renovated anyway.