- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - A worker was crushed to death by a metal beam while helping to dismantle a tent after a popular Northern California music festival.

The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported Wednesday (https://tinyurl.com/z3qzhgy) that the 36-year-old Sonoma man was struck from behind by a large steel beam, pinning him to the ground face down Tuesday after the weekend BottleRock music fest in Napa.

Fifteen co-workers, including his brother, managed to quickly lift the beam from the man. But he was unresponsive when Napa Fire Department personnel arrived.

Napa County sheriff’s department said the victim, Mateo Zavaleta Zarate, was single and had no children.

Zarate worked for the Richmond-based Top Production Company. OSHA said it is investigating the incident.


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, https://www.pressdemocrat.com

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