Worker Falls At Site Where Border Wall Prototypes Are Under Construction
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Credit: DEFENSE VIDEO IMAGERY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
Greg Moran, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune
A construction worker fell into a 40-foot-deep hole but emerged unharmed Wednesday at the newly activated Otay Mesa construction site where prototypes for a new border wall are being built.
The accident at the fenced-off federal work zone just north of the U.S.- Mexico line occurred about 9:45 a.m., said Carlos Diaz, southwest branch chief for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
After being hoisted out of a shaft for a concrete footing by fellow crew members, the construction worker was able to return to his duties immediately, Diaz said.
Construction at the work site began Tuesday morning. Eight demo versions of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall along the southern U.S. border are slated to be erected there over the next 30 days or so, according to federal officials.
To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.