Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Coast Lines

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Coast Lines

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"I don't think this project should go further."

-- Secretary of Interior Bruce Babbitt, in calling for the

cancellation of plans for a titanium mine on the eastern edge of

the Okefenokee Swamp while visiting the swamp yesterday. Story

on Page A-1.


The condition of a Brunswick construction worker who plunged 30

feet off the new Sidney Lanier Bridge when a crane toppled over

Tuesday striking scaffolding where he was working, has improved

dramatically, medical officials said.

Clinton H. Scott, 37, of the 800 block of Second Avenue, was

listed in fair condition late yesterday afternoon at Southeast

Georgia Regional Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said.

On Wednesday, doctors downgraded Scott's condition to "guarded"

after he worsened overnight. He originally was listed as

critical but stable following emergency surgery for multiple

injuries caused by the fall.

When the accident happened, Scott was working on scaffolding

surrounding a partially built bridge support on a barge anchored

roughly 50 yards offshore in the South Brunswick River. As it

lifted a load of construction materials, the crane fell sideways

and its boom arm hit the bridge support and scaffolding. Scott

fell onto the concrete foundation of the bridge support.


Members of the Glynn County Fire Department and its Ballard

Volunteer Division recently assisted the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol,

Tobacco and Firearms in arson detection training at the Federal

Law Enforcement Training Center at Glynco.

Under the direction of ATF Special Agent Chris Porreca and

Glynn County fire training Capt. Al Thomas, the federal agents

burned several specially prepared trailers to demonstrate

different arson ignition techniques during the March 21

exercise. …

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