A construction worker fell to death his while helping to dismantle the abandoned Kern Power Plant in California.
State occupational safety investigators are investigating the accident, which occurred shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday. The 51-year-old died two hours later.
The man, believed to be from Los Angeles, was suspended in a basket when he fell 50 feet to his death. A spokesman for Cal-OSHA told the Bakersfield Californian he was using a torch to cut beams in a boiler room in an old Pacific Gas and Electric plant. A falling beam hit the basket.
The Cal-OSHA spokesman said investigators are looking into whether the man was wearing a safety harness.
The man’s name has not yet been released. He was an employee of Cleveland Wrecking Co. of Covina.
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