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OSHA opens investigation into weekend Ohio River boat accident

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into the weekend boat accident on the Ohio River involving workers building a new downtown bridge.

The probe started Wednesday, said Bill Cochran of OSHA's Nashville area office, which oversees workplace safety on navigable waters in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Three Walsh Construction workers boarded a boat early Saturday to retrieve a small boat that broke free from a construction site on the river, according to the company.

The boat carrying the men capsized near the flood gates at the Falls of the Ohio, according to Walsh. The men were rescued.

Walsh failed to provide the Indiana Department of Natural Resources with its report of the accident within 24 hours, as is required by state law, according to the agency.

A project spokeswoman said Tuesday that the error was an oversight and promised to submit the report, which is needed for the department to finish its investigation.

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