Construction worker in critical condition after falling off bridge in Macon

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MACON — A construction worker is in critical condition after falling off a bridge Friday.

Bibb County Sheriff Deputies, the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department, and Emergency Medical Services were called to the new bridge construction area, located just off of Spring Street, in reference to a report of a construction worker falling from the bridge.

The new construction area runs parallel to Interstate 16 east.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Dept., 44-year-old Jason Searcy, of Gordon, fell as he was walking across the metal decking that was located on top of the bridge.

The decking gave way and Searcy fell approximately 30 feet, onto a concrete drainage ditch. The incident occurred at around 1:10 p.m. 

Searcy was transported to the Navicent by ambulance. He is listed to be in critical condition. 

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