Ironworker Dies after Accident at Pasadena Job Site

An ironworker died Sunday, July 13, after suffering blunt force injuries in a fall at a Pasadena construction site. An investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is pending.

Details of the Fatal Pasadena Construction Accident

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that 24-yewar-old Robert Carrasco has succumbed to injuries suffered during a July 9 construction accident.

Carrasco was working at a construction site for a five-story office building at the corner of Colorado Boulevard and El Molina Avenue when he fell 15 feet, sustaining serious blunt force injuries.

Carrasco was rushed to Huntington Hospital in Pasadena where he was listed in severe condition. He was pronounced dead July 13.

An investigation by the California Department of Industrial Relations Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is pending.

On the Job Accident Statistics

  • According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 4,628 workers were killed on the job in 2012.
  • This averages to 89 deaths a week or more than 12 deaths every day.
  • Of those deaths, 4,175 occurred in the private industry and 806 were in construction.
  • The five most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA in 2013 were:
    • Fall protection, construction
    • Hazard communication standard, general industry
    • Scaffolding, general requirements, construction
    • Respiratory protection, general industry
    • Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry
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