Construction Worker Falls From Beam In High School

Monte Vista High School in San Diego was the scene of a fatal construction accident early Wednesday afternoon. 

ABC affiliate Channel 10 News in San Diego reports that the accident happened on October 9th, at a little before 2:00 p.m. when a construction worker fell from a beam that was attached to a platform some 30 feet above the ground.  

According to a statement issued by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the 30-year-old worker was a part of a construction team that had just topped out what would be the school’s new $17.4 million project for a multi-use facility. 

Emergency crews, including firefighters from San Miguel Fire and Rescue and the SDC sheriff’s deputies, arrived on the scene and stabilized the worker so he could be taken to an area hospital for treatment.  Officials say that the worker later died at the hospital as the result of his injuries. 

His name has not been released at this time pending notification of family members.

School officials told ABC that a second worker was also injured and transported to the hospital for treatment.  The nature and severity of the second worker’s injuries were not yet available at the time of the report.

No students, faculty, or school staff were injured in the incident. The Grossmont Union High School District issued a statement saying that crisis counselors will be on hand to serve the needs of students, faculty and construction staff as needed as of Thursday. 

CA-OSHA is currently investigating the construction accident.  


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