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Walk planned to remember workers killed on Henley Bridge project

Lydia X. McCoy • Jan 20, 2012 at 3:27 PM

KNOXVILLE - The community is invited to take part in a memorial walk and candlelight gathering Tuesday afternoon downtown to honor two workers who died in 2011 in accidents during the Henley Bridge renovation.

The walk will take place 5 p.m. Tuesday, beginning at Henley Street and Hill Avenue in front of the Church Street Methodist Church. It will end at Volunteer Landing, where the candlelight gathering will take place at 6 p.m.

Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the death of the first worker, 33-year-old John Womac, of Athens, Tenn. Womac died after a track hoe operator's jacket struck a lever causing a boom to lower and strike Womac.

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