A worker died after being injured Monday morning at the site of the massive drainage project on Napoleon Avenue, but so far, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has declined to provide additional details about the incident.
The worker, who was not identified, was employed by a subcontractor on the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project, which has been going on along Napoleon Avenue and other major Uptown thoroughfares for the past few years.
The Corps would not say what happened, where the worker was or what time the incident occurred. The agency also would not identify the subcontractor that employed the worker.
Corps spokesman Ricky Boyett said the agency’s policy is not to comment on incidents when there is an active investigation.
“I believe I can speak for everyone at the Corps in saying that our condolences and deepest sympathies go out to the family,” Boyett said.
“The Corps’ top priority is safety and, above all, that every team member, whether a Corps employee or contractor, safely returns home to their families when the job is done.”