Just before 8 a.m. Thursday morning a construction worker walked out onto the bridge beams over Interstate 45 at Calvary Road. As he was about to clip his safety harness to the safety wire he slipped and fell. Landing on the pavement twenty-five feet below.
Emergency crews were a short distance away attempting to clean up the remnants of an earlier crash in which an 18-wheeler ran off the road and flipped.
Those workers were notified by motorists who witnessed the fall.
EMS was dispatched along with North Montgomery County Fire Department. When they arrived the man was conscious and talking. He did not appear seriously injured until he arrived at the hospital.
He has now been transferred to Ben Taub Hospital in Houston in critical condition.