CHULA VISTA (CNS) - An investigation was under way Monday into an apparent industrial accident in which a 33-year-old man working at a Chula Vista shipyard sustained life-threatening injuries when a beam fell on him, somehow slicing his neck, a police lieutenant said.
The man, who was reportedly in a medically induced coma at UCSD Medical Center, was injured at the Marine Group Boat Works near G Street and Marina Parkway about 6 p.m. Sunday, according to Chula Vista police Lt. Scott Arsenault.
He was wearing a hard hat at the time, Arsenault said. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the man was part of a crew working to disassemble a 124-foot-long barge and he believed the part that dropped on him was still attached when it fell.
Paramedics took the gravely injured man to UCSD Medical Center, where he was later placed in a coma, the Union-Tribune reported.
A transient was behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of fatally stabbing two other homeless men last week at an Otay Mesa strip mall.
San Diego County emergency and fire officials are urging residents to protect homes against devastating wildfires as fire season kicks into full gear.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate the opening of a joint-use park at McKinley Elementary.
A vote is expected Tuesday as the Del Mar Fair Board considers transforming the Surf Side Race Place into a new indoor entertainment venue.
The San Diego City Council Tuesday formally approved a $225,000 settlement in litigation brought by a deputy city attorney, who alleged sexual harassment by her former supervisor.
The Gate Fire, which has burned about 2,056 acres northwest of Dulzura, was 95 percent contained Monday. Cal Fire also reported that all evacuation orders and warnings were lifted in the fire area.
The Gate Fire northwest of Dulzura has been fully contained. Cal Fire says its crews will remain on scene Tuesday mopping up and guarding against flareups.
The North County Transit District (NCTD) has voted to lay off its enforcement officers that patrol local train and bus stations.