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Construction worker killed at UCSD identified

Posted at 2:17 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 20:28:35-04

LA JOLLA, Calif. (KGTV) - A construction worker killed on the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla was remembered Friday by his colleagues.

Sergio Cruz, 32, was among five workers injured Thursday morning near Mandler Hall at Muir Lane and Scholars Drive.

A 35-foot wall of rebar fell on Cruz, Cal/OSHA said. He later died at the hospital.

Cruz and the other injured workers are employees of Clark Construction. The company said Thursday it was conducting an investigation.

The San Diego County Building & Construction Trades Council said Cruz had worked in construction for eight years.

“He was a skilled tradesman who was well-respected by those working alongside him,” said council spokesperson Carol Kim.

The crew was building a mixed-use dorm and classroom building at the time of the accident.