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Worker killed while unloading skid

By KCAL-News Staff

August 2, 2022 / 10:52 AM / KCAL News

A man working in the Manchester Square area was killed Tuesday morning when a piece of heavy equipment fell on him.

According to Los Angeles Fire Department, the man, of unknown professional affiliation, was unloading a skid-steer loader from the back of a vehicle when it fell on top of him. The incident occurred in the 1400 block of West 81st Street at around 9:45 a.m.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities identified him as 23-year-old Amairani Villa on Thursday.

There were no other injuries reported in the incident.

A skid steer loader is an item of industrial equipment with hydraulic lifting arms, often used in grading projects.

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First published on August 2, 2022 / 10:52 AM

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