Sun Valley: Worker trapped, killed after vehicle lifted by floor jack falls

SUN VALLEY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A worker died Monday morning in Sun Valley after being trapped under a vehicle that had been lifted on a floor jack and fell, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

LAFD search-and-rescue crews responded shortly before 8 a.m. to the 7200 block of North Laurel Canyon Boulevard, according to Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the agency.

"Firefighters quickly extricated the patient from under the vehicle but sadly, was beyond help and determined dead on scene," Stewart said in a statement. The victim's identity was not immediately disclosed.

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified of the incident, in accordance with protocol, the LAFD said.
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