Worker Killed in Crane Collapse

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Oxnard, CAThe Ventura County Star reports that a 54-year-old man was killed Thursday when a crane collapsed at the construction site of an industrial park in the 3000-block of Camino Del Sol, between Rice and Del Norte avenues.  

Crews with the Ventura County Fire Department responded with machinery and equipment to the scene of what was initially deemed a technical rescue. 

Oxnard Fire Department Battalion Chief, Sergio Martinez, said about 10 to 15 crew members were on the job site when the crane fell. Counselors and others were headed to the scene to help those in need of assistance, he said.

The fire battalion chief said there was some initial concern about the site being safe because it appears crews were putting up walls. Upon further inspection, though, the area was safe to conduct the investigation, Martinez said. 

Cal/OSHA will investigate the incident.