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Man Killed In Construction Accident On South Coast; GoFundMe Account Set Up For Family

Perez Family Photo

Authorities are identifying a man who died in a construction yard accident on the South Coast.

Santiago Perez was fatally injured when a more-than-7,000-pound steel beam fell on him.

State industrial safety officials are trying to determine exactly what led to the accident, which happened at a construction yard on East Montecito Street in Santa Barbara Monday morning.

The 35 year old man is survived by his wife and two children.

A GoFundMe account has been set up, with a goal of raising $50,000 for the family.  You can find a link to that GoFundMe here.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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