Construction worker killed when crane collapses at Oxnard site

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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.

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