El Cajon... At 12:20 p.m., Heartland Fire & Rescue crews, with assistance from Lakeside Fire, San Diego Fire, Cal Fire-San Miguel, and Helix Water District were dispatched to reports of a block wall that fell over into a trench and onto a construction worker at the corner of North Marshall and Wagner St. in El Cajon. Firefighters arrived within 5 minutes and confirmed that a section of a cinder block concrete wall had fallen over trapping a construction worker underneath it.
Fire crews immediately began clearing the area away from the victim utilizing available tools from their engines. After approximately 1 ½ hours, fire crews were able to locate the victim and determined him to be deceased. No communications were ever made with the victim, a 51 year old male. A second worker was also injured and transported to the hospital with mild injuries.
Construction crews were working to dig a trench for the foundation of a new wall at the site of a new car dealership when an existing wall behind them fell over. Cal-OSHA has been called in to investigate the accident and firefighters will remain on scene for several hours.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sonny Saghera
Date: 04/03/2017 Public Information Officer
Time: 4:00 p.m. (619) 490-9897 – cell