As crews were dismantling the festival grounds following BottleRock last weekend, a 35-year-old man working for Richmond-based Top Productions was crushed by a beam while dismantling the VIP lounge area on Tuesday, and was killed. As KRON 4 reports, the incident happened Tuesday evening after 6:40, and the Napa Fire Department was dispatched to the fairgrounds to respond.
ABC 7 explains that the large metal beam had pinned the man, and that it took 15 workers to free him.
As SFGate has it, the incident happened earlier, around 5 p.m., and the man, who has not been identified, succumbed to his injuries by 7 p.m. They say investigators from Cal/OSHA "will be looking into the accident to see if any regulations were violated."
BottleRock organizers, Latitude 38 Entertainment, issued the following statement to KRON 4.
At this time an investigation is still ongoing. We are devastated by this news and our hearts go out to the family and friends of the deceased.