WORKER FALLS TO DEATH AT JAMUL CASINO SITE

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East County News Service

File photo: Jamul Indian Village

September 1, 2015 (Jamul) – A 56-year-old construction worker fell to his death at the site of the Hollywood Casino Jamul this morning, Cal Fire and the Sheriff’s office confirm.

The accident occurred about 8:20 a.m. at the construction site located on Jamul Indian Village property.  The worker fell off a 38-foot-platform atop a man lift, said Sergeant Matthew Cook III from the Rancho San Diego Sheriff’s station.

California Highway Patrol officers nearby attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) but the man appeared to have died instantly from his injuries, Sgt. Cook said.

The County Medical Examiner was notified. Because the industrial accident occurred on a Native American reservation, the federal Occupational Health Safety Administration (OSHA) also responded and will conduct a follow-up investigation.