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LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
Thursday, March 30, 2000
"Man Dies in Construction Accident"
Encino – On Thursday, March 30, 2000, at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department, West Valley Area, responded to a possible death investigation at 4501 El Caballero Drive, in Encino. Responding officers discovered a 49 year old male Hispanic, who had expired at the scene. Initial indications are that the deceased was working in a trench in the rear yard of the residence when the hillside collapsed upon him. Co-workers frantically dug away the soil, however the man had apparently suffocated while buried. Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene. The Coroner’s office, Los Angeles City Building & Safety, CAL OSHA and the District Attorney’s office have all been notified. The D.A.’s office is handling the investigation.
The decedent’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
For Release 9:00 am PST
March 31, 2000