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Man killed, another hurt in Fontana as high-tension cable snaps

Approximate location of incident shown in red

One man was killed Monday and another seriously injured when a high-tension cable snapped at a Fontana industrial company as workers were trying to spool it, authorities said. 

San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel were called to Oldcastle Precast, the site of the reported accident at 10650 Hemlock Avenue in Fontana, around 7:19 a.m., said Fontana police Sgt. Robert Morris.

One man, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim was taken to a local hospital with unspecified injuries. His name also was not released.

"They were working outside in an area used to [coil] heavy cables into spools under high tension," Morris said. "It appears that the cable snapped and struck both the workers.

The San Bernardino County district attorney’s office and Cal/OSHA are conducting investigations into the incident.

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Map: Approximate location of incident shown in red. Credit: Google Maps

 
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