Barge worker falls into river at Granite City

News-DemocratMay 1, 2014 

A barge worker was hospitalized after an overnight accident during which he fell into the Mississippi River.

The man, who was not identified, was working on a barge on the Granite City riverfront at about 2 a.m. when he fell overboard into the cold river.

The victim's co-workers were able to pull him from the water and get him to the hospital. Details about his condition were not revealed.

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