The Tennessee Dept. of Transportation has suspended work on nine bridge projects statewide pending a safety review after a second worker fatality within four months on a Knoxville bridge job. Mount Juliet, Tenn.-based Britton Bridge LLC and its affiliate, Mountain States Contractors LLC, got the work suspension order on May 25, one day after a worker was struck in the head and killed by a falling chunk of concrete on the Henley Street Bridge in Knoxville. Britton voluntarily suspended work after that accident. The worker, Solin Estrada-Jimenez, 47, of Chattanooga, was initially identified as Rodolfo Bustillos. Family members said that
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