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Two injured after cable snaps on Burlington bridge

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by The Canadian Press

BURLINGTON, Ont. —Two workers are in hospital — one with life-threatening injuries — after a cable snapped on a bridge being refurbished in Burlington, Ont. Wednesday.
Two injured after cable snaps on Burlington bridge

Reports say the other worker suffered minor injuries.

Halton Regional Police say the workers were on scaffolding when the cable snapped and struck one of them.

All motor and marine traffic was shut down in the area as crews worked to retrieve the cable.

Work began earlier this week to replace the bridge's controls, drives and cables.

The replacement of key components of the lift system are designed to extend the serviceable life of the bridge, which opened in 1962.

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