Heavy equipment crushes construction worker

Heavy equipment crushes construction worker (fox5sandiego.com / December 6, 2011)

SAN DIEGO - A falling piece of construction equipment struck and killed a worker Tuesday, authorities reported.

The industrial accident was reported about 11:45 a.m. in the 800 block of Hollister Street, in the Palm City neighborhood of San Diego just east of Imperial Beach.

The victim, whose name was not immediately available, died at the scene, SDPD public-affairs Lt. Andra Brown said.

The object that struck the worker was described as a "mechanical boom,'' Brown said.

Further information on the circumstances of the accident were not immediately available.