Construction worker from Klamath Falls dies in fall from bridge in Washington



LA GRANDE, Wa. — A construction worker who fell from a bridge last week has died in a Washington state hospital.

25-year-old Karl Willhite was working on a wooden platform in La Grande last Wednesday. He fell from the Lower Perry Bridge and landed on the rocks below.

Willhite was then transported by air ambulance to the hospital. Willhite worked for Oregon State Bridge Construction in Stayton. (Photo courtesy of