Cal-OSHA Investigating Fatal Crane Accident in West Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, CA – Cal-OSHA investigators were on the scene Tuesday, following an accident when a worker was killed after he was crushed between a construction crane and a trailer.

Socal Edison media spokesman, Robert Villegas told SUN News that the contractor, Hill Crane, was working on a transmission project for the power company in the 1200 block of La Cienega Boulevard, between Fountain Avenue and Sunset Boulevard when the accident occurred.

A Sheriff’s Department spokesman said the unidentified worker was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

La Cienega Boulevard between Fountain Avenue and Sunset Boulevard was closed until further notice due to the investigation.

Sun News has been unsuccessful in attempts to reach Hill Crane, located in Long Beach, for more information.

Jules Griggs, Editor-in-Chief, and President/CEO of our parent company Safety Unlimited, Inc., was quoted to say, “this tragic accident is one example of what OSHA calls it’s Focus Four Hazards, which includes Falls, Caught-in or Between, Struck-by and Electrocution hazards.  This sounds like an example of Caught-in or Between”.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this trying time.”

OSHA has specific information on Focus Four Hazards on their website.

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