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Victims in Little Rock Bridge Accident Now ID'd

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The three construction workers, one killed and two presumed dead, after a platform collapsed above the Arkansas River have been identified.

The men were employed by Oscar Renda Contracting, Inc. of Roanoke, Texas.  The company idenfitied two of the men, who were still missing today, as Juan Flores and Eleazar Lopez.  Both lived in Dallas but were working on a waterline project at the Interstate-430 bridge between Little Rock and North Little Rock.

A third man whose body was pulled from the river was identified as Wulfrano Ruiz of Irving, Texas.  Ruiz's body was found Wednesday night, about eight hours after the accident.

The federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration has taken over the accident investigation.

Renda Contracting says it is working closely with the victims' families.

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