Posted on March 28, 2024

Baltimore Bridge Disaster Workers Seen as Reminder of Immigrants’ Role

Marina E. Franco, Axios, March 28, 2024

The deaths of construction workers in the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key bridge underscores the key role of immigrants in the U.S. labor force {snip}


Driving the news: The bodies of Dorlian Castillo Cabrera, 26, who was originally from Guatemala, and Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes, 35, who was from Mexico, were recovered Wednesday.

  • Two people were rescued earlier. Four workers — all from Central America and Mexico — remain missing and are presumed dead.

What to know: The workers were fixing potholes on Interstate 695, which includes the bridge crossing, and were unable to evacuate in time before the structure was struck by a cargo ship and collapsed.

  • Two of the victims who have not been found are 49-year-old Miguel Luna of El Salvador and Maynor Suazo, 38, originally from western Honduras.
  • Among the two rescued people was another worker, name undisclosed, of Mexican descent {snip}