PACOIMA (CNS) – An investigation is continuing into the collapse of a cinder block wall at a construction site in Pacoima that left one worker dead.

Firefighters were sent to the 10500 block of Glenoaks Boulevard, near the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway, at about 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

“Firefighters arrived to find a cinder block wall fell and trapped one patient …” according to an LAFD statement.

Javier Calderon Casas, 49, of San Bernardino, died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Two other male workers, ages 42 and 45, were hospitalized with minor injuries, the LAFD reported.

The Los Angeles Police Department and Cal-OSHA were notified, and an investigation was underway.

A GoFundMe page established to assist the fatally injured man’s family had raised $460 as of Thursday. It may be viewed at
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According to the fundraising page, Casas was married and had five daughters and three grandchildren.

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One reply on “Probe Continues After Wall Collapse Kills Construction Worker in Pacoima”

  1. Who can I contact about further details of the story that I’d like to provide on the wall? The media hasn’t mentioned a bit of the history on that wall which may have caused the fall.

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