Construction worker killed when crane collapses at Oxnard site


A man was killed and a second man injured on April 12 when a crane collapsed at an Oxnard construction site.

The Oxnard Fire Department received a call that a crane had fallen in the 3000 block of West Camino del Sol and struck a 54-year-old carpenter from Palmdale, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Between 10 and 15 crew members from Gluck Building Co. were working on a 60,000-sq. ft. building when the crane collapsed, Martinez said. Foul play isn’t suspected, but the site was closed until Cal/OHSA approves its reopening, fire department spokesperson Sergio Martinez said.

Martinez said the man was declared dead at the scene. “A crane was lifting part of a concrete wall when it failed and collapsed, and part of it struck the man,” he said.

A second construction worker in his 50s, also from Palmdale, was hospitalized after he injured his hands when the crane collapsed.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.