Bridge Worker Fatally Hurt at Branchville
Died at Newton Hospital about 11:30 A.M. Yesterday
Joseph Ryan, forty year old resident of West Orange,
died about 11:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the Newton Memorial Hospital
from internal injuries he received while working on the viaduct that
will cross the D.L. & W.R.R. on the new alignment of Route s-31[Rt.
206 -DR] near Branchville.
He was brought to the hospital Tuesday afternoon about
2:30 in a critical condition from internal injuries.
Information concerning the accident has been difficult
to obtain, but it is understood that he was working between two forms
for concrete and that one or both of them collapsed pinning him to the
He was employed by the Highway Corporation of 120 Lister