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Worker dies after falling 30 feet at sewage treatment plant

A worker died in this location at the Hyperion Treatment Plant. A man working at a city sewage treatment plant near Los Angeles International Airport died Tuesday after falling about 30 feet.

The man was pronounced dead by paramedics who had responded to the Hyperion plant on Vista del Mar in Playa del Rey, said Cecil Manresa of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The man was employed by a private contractor and was doing framing work when he fell from a wall shortly after 12 p.m., Manresa said.

The man, whose name was not released, was believed to be between 27 and 30 years old.

The death is being investigated by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

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Map shows location where the worker died. Credit: Times' Mapping L.A.

 
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