Donations continue to pour in to a fund in memory of Joe Arrants, the Burien man died last week while working on the 520 bridge project.
Inside the Arrants home Friday night, Joe's sister, Rita Noble, remembered the urgent call she received last week.
"Joe was our only brother, and then I had to go and tell my other sisters," said Noble
"I got to the hospital and Rita met me outside and let me know that he was gone. I just screamed no," said Veronica Arrants, Joe's sister.
Joe, married with two young kids, died on the job. The senior foreman fell at least 60 feet while working on the 520 floating bridge.
At first it was just grief for the family, but something good has started to happen.
"All these people want to help," said Rebecca Arrants, Joe's sister.
Construction buddies picked up where Joe left off on yard work at his home. Friends and complete strangers have pledged tens of thousand of dollars to the family. WSDOT has also set up a memorial fund in Joe Arrants honor.
A spokesperson for the State Department of Labor and Industries said it could take up to six months to investigate the fall.