A contractor was crushed to death between a crane and a trailer in West Hollywood Tuesday afternoon.
The man was working at about 4 p.m. on the 1200 block of La Cienega Boulevard between Fountain Avenue and Sunset Boulevard at the time of the accident, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The worker was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The identity of the man was witheld pending the notification of his family. A spokesman from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has classified the incident as an industrial accident.
At the time of the accident, the man was working for one of Southern California’s Edison contractors, according to a spokeswoman for the utility company. The area where the accident happened is an area that’s had a redevelopment boom in recent years.
Representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have been working at the site and will be conducting the investigation into the death of the worker.