Iron worker killed in accident at Pasadena construction site


PASADENA >> A 24-year-old ironworker died at a hospital over the weekend after he was injured in a fall while working at an office building construction site in Pasadena, officials confirmed Thursday.
Robert Carrasco died Sunday at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena hospital, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Assistant Chief of Operations Ed Winter said. His city of residence was not clear.
He was injured about 10 a.m. July 9 while working at the construction site for the five-story Playhouse Plaza office building, at the southeast corner of Colorado Boulevard and El Molina Avenue, Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.
Carrasco had taken a fall from about 15 feet up and suffered major blunt force injuries, she said. He was hospitalized in severe condition.
Carrasco succumbed to his injuries shortly before noon Sunday, Winter said. An autopsy was pending.
A large beam atop the massive construction project was painted with yellow letters reading, “Dedicated to Robert Carrasco IW Local 433.”
“We would like to send our condolences to the Family of Robert Carrasco,” a statement on the Ironworkers Local 433 website read. “Robert passed away on 7/13/2014 as a result of an on the job injury. If you would like to make a donation to the family you may due so at any of the Union Halls.”
Funeral services had no yet been scheduled, according to the union.
Further details of the incident were not available. An investigation was to be carried out by the California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

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