A worker was killed in a construction accident at Beverly Hills High School on Oct. 6. The Beverly Hills Police Department dispatched officers to the school at 7:26 a.m., according to BHPD Lt. Reginald Evans.
“Officers arrived on scene and began life-saving measures, which were assumed by [Beverly Hills Fire Department] personnel prior to transport to the hospital,” said Evans. “Currently, there is no suspicion of foul play.”
A statement from the Beverly Hills Unified School District on the afternoon of Oct. 6 said, “Thoughts and prayers are inadequate when sharing our deepest sympathy with the family of the construction worker who tragically passed away this morning before school as a result of an accident at the
BHHS construction site. Together, Beverly Hills Unified School District, ProWest Constructors, and Fonder-Salari thank the Beverly Hills Fire Department and Beverly Hills Police Department for arriving on scene within minutes of the time of the accident.”
No BHUSD students or staff witnessed the accident. The BHPD was able to provide crisis counseling to the construction team and work was halted for the remainder of the day.
The BHUSD statement continued, “The coming days and weeks will be unimaginable for family, friends, and co-workers and we send our heartfelt condolences to everyone affected. Having worked on both BHHS and El Rodeo construction sites over the last few years, [the construction worker] will be remembered for his quality craftsmanship and dedication.”