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Worker Crushed To Death By Crane In West Hollywood

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A SoCal Edison contractor died after being pinned between a construction crane and a trailer near the Sunset Strip. Around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, L.A. County fire crews responded to a call about an injury on a construction site in the 1200 block of La Cienega Blvd. between Sunset Blvd. and Fountain Ave., according to the L.A. Times. While working on the site, the man was somehow crushed between the crane and trailer. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The worker's identity has not yet been released pending notification of his family.

According to Lt. Vance Duffy of the L.A. County sheriff's department, "It was a very unfortunate industrial accident."

Representatives from California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health responded to the site and are currently investigating the worker's death.

La Cienega Blvd. had been closed for construction in the area, according to KTLA, and remained closed during the investigation.

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SoCal Edison contractors have been doing electrical work this week as part of the Sunset La Cienega project, according to the project's website.