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Construction sites can probably be pretty amazing to work on. To see something being created and you had a part in, is pretty awesome. But I’m sure with all the heavy equipment and tools that it can also be pretty dangerous.
According to officials, a construction worker plummeted fifty-three stories to his death on a Thursday at a downtown Los Angeles high rise. It was slated to be the tallest building in the West. The man died on his second day on the job site.
The man was an electrician and he fell just after lunch at around 12:30 in the afternoon. He was at the site of the Wilshire Grand. The man landed on a passing car at the 624 S. Figueroa St. The man was pronounced dead at the scene according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The woman who was driving the car that the electrician landed on had to be taken to the hospital. She was stated as in stable condition.
Witness of the Construction Incident, Elsie Martinez Statement:
The only thing we saw over from the window was a body laying on the floor.
At this time, the cause of the man’s fall is still under investigation by the police as well as Cal/OSHA. The man’s identity hasn’t been released yet due to the notifying of the next of kin.
Chris Martin is the CEO of Martin Project Management. The Martin Project was the construction company behind the construction of the skyscraper. Mr. Martin said that there were no injuries since the construction began three years ago.
There’s safety training for every worker on the job, and certain locations there’s very specialized training. These are all smart people.
Martin didn’t say if the man had been wearing his safety harness when he fell.
According to reports, a structural collapse has sadly killed a worker on the construction site which was located near the El Camino High School.
The local fire department officials have stated that the man was working near a drainage channel at the partially built FedEx warehouse facility which is in the 1400 block of Avenida del Oro in the Oceanside area. While he was working a section of the retaining wall fell on him. It’s unsure of why the wall fell, but it happened around nine o’clock in the morning.
Unfortunately by the time that the crane operator was able to remove the slab of concrete measuring at 3×12 ft large, from the trapped man he had died. According to the Division Chief Felipe Rodriquez, the victim was a white male who was in his fifties. His name was of course withheld pending family notification.
A few of the construction workers were in the area when the sad incident took place. The people tried to help the man as they waited for the emergency personnel to arrive.
Cal/OSHA are going to be the ones to investigate the accident. They are the ones who usually investigate these types of incidents in the state.
The trauma workers had to be called out to help both the emergency personnel as well as the victim’s fellow workers.
Construction was held on hold for the day.
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