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Man killed in construction accident in Santa Barbara

Posted at 10:33 AM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 17:34:17-05

A worker was killed Monday morning in a construction accident in Santa Barbara.

According to police, the man was in his mid-30s.

The accident happened at about 6:50 a.m. in the 600 block of East Montecito Street.

Police say the man was trying to manipulate a 7,200 pound I-beam when the beam rolled back on him and crushed him.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cal/OSHA, the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, is investigating the incident.

GoFundMe account has been set up in support of the victim, who family and friends have identified as Santiago Perez Jr.