Authorities say a construction worker died Tuesday after falling from an overpass in the Chico area.
Officials in Butte County say 37-year-old Cottonwood resident Brad Capps was working on road construction project along California State Route 99 on behalf of Viking Commercial Construction. Around 4:20 a.m., Mr. Capps was installing so-called “jersey barriers” when he fell from an overpass bridge.
Investigators say he fell six or seven yards to the ground below, landing near Vallombrosa Avenue. Paramedics transported Mr. Capps to Enloe Medical Center, but doctors there were unable to save him.
The incident is under investigation by the California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. According to the California Department of Industrial Relations, the state was home to 14,878 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in 2009. The California Department of Industrial Relations reports that 301 workers were killed by occupational injuries in 2009.
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