A man was crushed to death by a large steel beam Monday in an accident at a construction yard in Santa Barbara, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department.
The incident was reported shortly before 7 a.m. at Kenney Construction at 619 E. Montecito St., said Anthony Wagner, a police spokesman.
The victim, a man in his 30s whose name was not released, was crushed by a 50-foot I-beam that weighed an estimated 7,200 pounds, Wagner said.
Officials from Cal/OSHA and the Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Bureau were called to the scene and are handling the investigation, Wagner said.
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Kenney Construction specializes in the construction of residential, commercial and industrial foundations, footings and concrete walls.
Additional details were not immediately available.