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