Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

1,000-Pound Gas Station Sign Falls On Man

Today on Giving Tuesday, we need you.
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all today on Giving Tuesday. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls AND will be matched dollar-for-dollar! Let your support for reliable local reporting be amplified by this special matching opportunity. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.


A man was severely injured when a 1,000-pound sign fell on him at a Mobil gas station in Calabasas today. He and another man were working on the sign that showcases gas prices outside a Mobil station near the 101 freeway when the sign fell on the man's legs. It happened in the 4800 block of Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas at about 10:50 a.m. this morning, L.A. County Fire Inspector Keith Mora told LAist.

The man was conscious and talking during the rescue, and it took fire crews around 20 minutes to free him. He was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries to his legs.