Man Dies in Calif. Construction Accident

SAN DIEGO --

A falling piece of construction equipment struck and killed a worker Tuesday, authorities reported.

The industrial accident was reported about 11:45 a.m. in the 800 block of Hollister Street, in the Palm City neighborhood of San Diego just east of Imperial Beach.

The victim, whose name was not immediately available, died at the scene, SDPD public affairs Lt. Andra Brown said.

The object that struck the worker was described as a "mechanical boom," Brown said.

Additional information on the circumstances of the accident was not immediately available.

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