A contract worker was injured while working on the Bay Bridge Tuesday morning.
The 51-year-old male worker was painting a catwalk underneath the westbound span of the Bay Bridge approximately 15-feet below the roadway at approximately 10:40 a.m. when the handle of a five-gallon bucket being lowered down broke and hit the worker in the neck. The man fell onto the platform.
Queen Anner's and Anne Arundel County Fire Departments responded to the scene. A recuser lowered to the platform placed the worker in a Rescue Basket. The worker was transported him to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
37 Anne Arundel County Fire, Special Operation and Marine Unit personnel completed the rescue in just over an hour.
The victim suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
No other injuries were reported.
All westbound lanes were temporarily closed during the rescue, causing delays. All lanes reopened by 12:45 p.m.
An investigation into the cause of incident will be conducted by the Maryland Transportation Police.