An ambulance in San Diego. Photo by Megan Wood for inewsource

A worker was fatally injured Wednesday when an iron beam fell off a truck and struck him at an East County metal-fabrication yard.

The industrial accident at West Coast Iron in the 9300 block of Jamacha Road in Spring Valley was reported shortly before 10:30 a.m., according to the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or Cal/OSHA.

The victim’s name was withheld pending notification of his family.

Cal/OSHA will investigate the fatality, a process that can take up to six months, to determine if any workplace violations contributed to the accident, agency spokeswoman Jeanne-Mairie Duval said.

— City News Service

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