Costa Mesa worker who jumped from City Hall roof had cocaine in his system, coroner says
A Costa Mesa city worker who jumped to his death from the roof of City Hall on the day he was to receive a layoff notice had cocaine in his system when he died, according to a coroner's toxicology report.
Huy Pham, 29, leaped off the roof of City Hall at about 3:23 p.m. March 17.
Pham, a city maintenance worker, was scheduled to receive a layoff notice that day along with other workers. The notice said he would be laid off in six months, once Costa Mesa found an outside company to replace him.
Pham's death, and the action of city leaders afterward, stoked anger among critics of the City Council and city workers.
Read more about Pham's death.
-- Joseph Serna, Daily Pilot / Times Community News
Photo: Mourning the death of Huy Pham in Costa Mesa. Credit: Times Community News