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Coworker of 6 Construction Workers Still Missing After Baltimore Bridge Collapse Says They’re ‘Good People’

Jesus Campos tells PEOPLE he worked on the Francis Scott Key Bridge with his co-workers about a month prior to the collapse

<p>JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty </p> The steel frame of the Francis Scott Key Bridge sits on top of a container ship after the bridge collapsed in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 26, 2024

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The steel frame of the Francis Scott Key Bridge sits on top of a container ship after the bridge collapsed in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 26, 2024

A man who works with the six construction workers who remain missing following the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse early Tuesday morning in Baltimore is speaking out.

In a Spanish-language interview with PEOPLE, Jesus Campos says he is acquaintances with the six individuals who have yet to be found after a cargo ship crashed into one of the bridge’s pillars and caused it to collapse.

Campos learned the bridge had collapsed at about 5:40 a.m. local time, about four hours after the incident occurred. He says he does not have any updated information on his coworkers who were rescued.

“They are good people,” Campos adds.

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<p>JIM LO SCALZO/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock</p> Rescue personnel gather on the shore of the Patapsco River after a container ship ran into the Francis Scott Key Bridge

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Rescue personnel gather on the shore of the Patapsco River after a container ship ran into the Francis Scott Key Bridge

The bridge collapsed into the Patapsco River around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday after the cargo ship collided with the massive structure.

At a press conference, Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld said eight workers were repairing potholes on the bridge at the time. Two people were rescued, while six remain “unaccounted for,” all of whom are thought to be the construction workers.

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Baltimore City Fire Chief James Wallace told CNN that five vehicles were also found at the bottom of the river, including three passenger vehicles and a cement truck.

Before Tuesday’s tragedy, Campos says he would cross the bridge “every day” for work. He was even working on the bridge himself a month ago but recently got switched to the day shift.

<p>JIM LO SCALZO/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock</p> The Francis Scott Key Bridge rests partially collapsed after a cargo ship ran into it in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 26, 2024

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The Francis Scott Key Bridge rests partially collapsed after a cargo ship ran into it in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 26, 2024

Upon arriving at work Tuesday morning, Campos learned that the six individuals “were on the bridge when it fell” and were still in the water.

Campos tells PEOPLE he has only been with their company for about eight months, but that his missing coworkers have worked there for “a long time.”

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Initially, Campos says he returned home and watched news coverage of the tragedy. He then traveled to a site near the incident, where he was approached about his connections to the victims.

<p>Tasos Katopodis/Getty</p> The cargo ship Dali sits in the water after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland

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The cargo ship Dali sits in the water after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland

“I was going to go home but then I thought, perhaps people don’t even know their names or what kind of people they were that fell into the water,” he explains.

Search and rescue operations are ongoing. President Joe Biden announced ship traffic has been suspended in the Port of Baltimore until further notice.

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