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Crane collapse kills construction worker in Oxnard

April 12, 2019

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a collapsing crane has killed a construction worker and injured another in Oxnard.

Fire officials tell the Los Angeles Times that the crane was lifting part of a concrete wall when it collapsed Thursday afternoon and part of the crane hit a 54-year-old carpenter from Palmdale.

He died at the scene.

A second construction worker in his 50s, also from Palmdale, was taken to a hospital for treatment of hand injuries.

There’s no immediate word on what caused the crane to fall.

The construction site was closed until regulators approve its reopening.