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Workers Trapped in Bucket Rescued After Boom Truck Tips on RI Bridge

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    Two people were trapped in a bucket hanging from Rhode Island's Sakonnet River Bridge after a boom truck tipped over Monday. (Published Monday, Aug. 29, 2016)

    Two workers, who became trapped in a bucket hanging from Rhode Island's Sakonnet River Bridge after a boom truck tipped over Monday, have been rescued, authorities say.

    Little Compton Fire Chief Richard Petrin confirmed on Twitter that a crane overturned, leaving the bucket and the people inside it dangling over the water.

    Petrin tweeted shortly before 3 p.m. that the workers had been freed.

    According to necn affiliate WJAR, the bridge was closed in both directions.

    U.S. Coast Guard officials responded alongside law enforcement and fire crews.

    It is not yet known whether anyone was injured, according to Tiverton Fire.

    WJAR reports that the truck was being used to check the bridge's underside.

    The bridge connects Tiverton to Portsmouth.