Authorities Thursday publicly identified a worker killed in a construction accident near the U.S.-Mexico border as a 56-year-old Wyoming man.
Frederick Von Kahl was killed while working on a drill rig at the site on Camiones Way in San Ysidro late Wednesday morning, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. He was struck in the chest by a hose, which knocked him off an elevated platform, according to news reports.
The victim had worked for Earth Tech Well Drilling, which was subcontracting for Atkinson/Clark, according to NBC7. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into his death.
—City News Service
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