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Construction worker who fell from Dresbach bridge project identified

LA CROSSE, WI (WTAQ) - A construction worker who fell from an Interstate bridge project near La Crosse was identified Thursday as 19-year-old Logan Goodell of Wheeler in western Wisconsin.

Officials have not provided an update on his condition. Goodell had surgery the day of Wednesday's incident, which occurred on the Dresbach bridge on I-90 over the Mississippi River at the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. 

WXOW-TV in La Crosse quoted a Winona County sheriff's report which said that Goodell was removing framework that was set up to pour concrete, when he stepped backward, and fell 42 feet into a coffer dam below. 

The report said the employee -- who works for Ames Construction -- was wearing a harness, but it was not being used properly. 

Winona County deputies are investigating, along with Ames Construction and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 

The Dresbach bridge is replacing an outdated structure. The new one is due to open in 2016.