Tuesday, June 10, 2008
City of Bryan Loses A Friend, Co-Worker
Yesterday at about 1:10 p.m., long-time City of Bryan employee, Alex Constancio, was involved in an accident when the extended bucket from which he was working was hit by a passing semi-trailer. Mr. Constancio was conducting emergency repairs to a traffic signal on Highway 21 at FM 2818. While working about twenty-five feet above ground in the bucket, upon contact with the semi-trailer, he was thrown from the bucket and landed on the ground. The accident caused extensive injuries.
At about noon today, Mr. Constancio succumbed to the critical injuries inflicted during yesterday’s accident. At fifty years of age, Mr. Constancio had spent over eighteen years as a City of Bryan employee in the Transportation Department. Alex began his tenure with the City as a Traffic Technician and rose to the position of Transportation Supervisor, which was his last position. He was a dedicated and hard-working employee who was an expert in signalization. The entire City of Bryan organization mourns this loss and expresses deep sympathy to Alex’s family, especially his spouse, Linda, and their two daughters.
City Manager David Watkins, says, “Employees like Alex are models who set the standard for excellence.” “We are deeply saddened by this loss and our hearts reach out to Alex’s family.” “While Alex was a committed employee, he also enjoyed being light-hearted.” “He truly was one of a kind and his absence will leave a huge void within this organization.”
Alex’s supervisor, Alton Rogers, Assistant Public Works Director, states, “Alex is a rare individual who everyone liked.” “While he was a great supervisor and expected much of his employees, you won’t find anyone who has a bad thing to say about Alex.” “His employees trusted and respected him, just as I do.” “Alex is the heart and soul of the Transportation Department and he will be greatly missed by all of the staff that considered him their friend”. “We have lost a tremendously dedicated employee, and we have lost an even better friend.”
Funeral arrangements are pending further information from Alex’s family.
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