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(AP) - A search is under way in the Mississippi River near East St. Louis for a construction worker who authorities say fell from a barge into the water along with a piece of equipment.
Missouri Department of Transportation spokesman Andrew Gates says the accident happened Wednesday on the Illinois side of the river and involved a worker on a planned bridge that'll link Illinois and Missouri.
Gates says the missing worker was harnessed into a four-wheeled piece of equipment that's similar to a bucket truck when it toppled into the river.
Gates says he didn't immediately have more details on how the accident happened.
Searchers included crews with the Coast Guard, the St. Louis Fire Department and various tugboats.
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