A construction worker was killed this afternoon at the Sunset LaCienega project construction site on La Cienega Boulevard between Sunset and Fountain.
Sgt. Kevin Rasmussen of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station confirmed that the death was the result of an industrial accident that occurred around 4 p.m. Apparently the worker was crushed by a construction crane.
The worker was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not yet been released. Representatives from the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health are investigating the accident.
The CIM Group project consists of two parcels currently under construction. The parcel east of La Cienega will have two 10-story towers with 296 hotel rooms and 15,000 square feet of retail space. The middle parcel, located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Sunset and La Cienega, will be the site of two eight-story residential towers that will contain approximately 190 units plus retail stores and underground parking.
More information is available from the Sunset La Cienega Project managers at (213) 861-6126 or at email@example.com. Updates are posted regularly to the project’s website.